The backdrop to this meeting was British but the issue was global as police issued a Novichok warning to the residents of Salisbury.
Among the victims Charlie Rowley, who was exposed to the nerve agent Novichok.
He is in “a critical but stable condition and is now conscious,” a spokesperson for Salisbury Hospital has said.
Mr Rowley, 45, and his partner Dawn Sturgess, 44, both fell ill in Amesbury, Wiltshire, on June 30 after it is believed they handled a vessel containing the deadly substance.
Ms Sturgess died as a result of the exposure and her family have paid tribute to the mother of three, calling her “a gentle soul who was generous to a fault”.
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