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G20, India. Prime Minister’s office: Vladimir Putin will not attend the G20 summit

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Russia will be represented at the G20 summit in New Delhi by its foreign minister, said Russian leader Vladimir Putin during a telephone conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reuters reported that bilateral relations were also discussed during the meeting between the leaders of Russia and India.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin won’t go to G20 summitwhich will be held next month in India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. Russia is to be represented in New Delhi by the chief of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov.

Modi’s office said the Indian prime minister spoke to Putin by phone and “expressed incomprehension” of the Russian president’s decision not to attend the summit, which is scheduled for September 9-10.

Vladimir PutinPAP/EPA/MIKHAEL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN POOL

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Putin’s arrest warrant

In March International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Putin on war crimes charges for deporting Ukrainian children, but India is not a signatory to the Rome Statute, which is the basis of the ICC.

Established in 1999, the G20 group brings together 19 economically strongest countries in the world, including Russia as well as the European Union. The G20 countries account for around 85% of global GDP and 75% of value of commercial transactions, and their total population is about 2/3 of the world’s population.

Main photo source: PAP/EPA/MIKHAEL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN POOL



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