Putin takes part in the online summit of G20 with interpreters
the Press service of the Russian President Putin takes part in the summit from his office in the suburban residence Novo-Ogaryovo
the Press service of the President of Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin came at the first ever virtual summit of “Big twenty” with the red folder. For the Russian leader also have a large screen, and good communication involved simultaneous interpreter.
Putin takes part in the summit from his office in the Moscow suburb of Novo-Ogaryovo residence, RIA “Novosti”. The meeting itself is closed to the press. This format was chosen the host country – Saudi Arabia, told the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
Before the meeting, Vladimir Putin laid out and looked brought of paper. In a press-service of Russian President reported that at a video conference, there are also Russian Sherpa in the “group of twenty” Svetlana Lukash, and the Minister of Finance Anton Siluanov.
Before the summit, Putin also held a telephone conversation with President of France Emmanuel Macron, reports TASS.
As reported earlier, journalists of DMITRI Peskov, the leaders of the “twenty” does not plan to discuss the situation in the oil market, but is likely to affect the consequences of the epidemic of the coronavirus to the world economy.
this year’s presidency of the G20 passed to Saudi Arabia. Riyadh became the initiator of holding of the extraordinary summit online on the background of a global pandemic coronavirus. It is expected that the leaders of “twenty” at the end of the video conference can make the document which will lock the action plan to combat COVID-19.
the annual meeting of “twenty” summit planned in Saudi Arabia on Nov.
Add relationships in Riyadh and Moscow have been strained in the spring. In early March, Russia withdrew from the Treaty OPEC+?, having decided on their own to increase oil production to compete in the market Americans, to develop more effective technologies of production of shale oil. However, the demarche of Moscow led to the “oil war of attrition” with Riyadh. The Saudis and then the other players, also announced the increase of oil production. This has already led to a significant drop in prices, especially in the context of a pandemic coronavirus, which has negatively impacted the global economy and led, in particular, to reduce demand for energy.
Experts believe that even the first effects of the “oil war” for Russia are disastrous. However, in the Kremlin deny it.