The two countries’ leaders had a long confidential talk. Their aides joined them later. The Presidents discussed a broad range of most important issues related to international events and Russian-American relations. The Afghan problem and the anti-terrorist operation [in Afghanistan] were discussed in greater detail.
Later, members of the delegations and the Texas authorities, as well as the closest friends of the Bush family, were invited to join the Presidents for a traditional Texas meal.
The dinner, held in a homely atmosphere, lasted for three hours. Political issues were not mentioned. The conversation was mostly conducted through interpreters but Vladimir Putin and George Bush exchanged short phrases in English from time to time.