Launched the first ever virtual summit G20

Launched the first ever virtual summit G20. It began on March 26 in 15 hours. The summit is closed to the press. On the insistence of the host country’s Internet summit Big twenty. Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part from the residence in Novo-Ogarevo on a conference video.

Originally it was planned that Putin will be in touch with other leaders of the 19 leading countries of the Konstantinovsky Palace. But due to the introduction of measures against the spread of coronavirus COVID-19 in Russia, a two-day visit of the Russian President in Saint Petersburg was canceled, reminds RIA Novosti.

On the topic of virtual G20 summit, the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov said that the drop in oil prices is not planned to discuss. But with the big share of probability in addition to cooperation in the fight against coronavirus, the leaders will discuss the impact of the pandemic on the global economy and all countries. At the end of the summit will be the adoption of a joint statement.

the Traditional annual meeting of the G20 at the highest level planned in the Saudi Kingdom in November.

Before the summit, Putin held telephone talks with President of France Emmanuel Makron.

In the G20 summit along with President involving Finance Minister Anton Siluanov and the Russian Sherpa in the Big twenty Svetlana Lukash.

Coronavirus was diagnosed in 487 thousand 648 people around the world, the coronavirus had caused the death of 22 thousand 30 people. Countries imposed quarantine measures lead to a drop in economic activity around the world.