US President Barack Obama will hold bilateral meetings with Chinese premier Xi Jinping and French President Francois Hollande on the sidelines of the forthcoming G20 meeting, a White House official has told Reuters.
There are no plans for a formal bilateral meeting between Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the official said, noting the two presidents may speak "on the margins" of meetings held during the summit.
Obama made a personal appeal to the international community to unite in military action against 'barbarism' in Syria.
President Obama has received the support of prominent Republicans as he tries to gain backing for military action in Syria.
President Obama and his team are engaged in frenzied lobbying as lawmakers prepare to vote on a possible military strike in Syria.