The State Department presented the various visits as focusing on general, regional and bilateral discussions.
Still, Lagarde did come up in bilateral meetings, Sarkozy conceded, with President Obama for one.
“This is a bilateral issue,” he said Wednesday through his spokesman, Martin Nesirsky.
bilateral bi·lat·er·al (bī-lāt'ər-əl)
Having or formed of two sides; two-sided.
Having or marked by bilateral symmetry.