Putin at the G20 summit will meet with king of Saudi Arabia


ANTALYA, November 16. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday will take part in the events of the second and final day of the group of twenty summit in Antalya, Turkey and will hold a number of bilateral meetings.

Currently Putin is continuing the program of the first day of stay in Antalya on the sidelines of the forum will be held the meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and then with the summit host, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Before that, the Russian leader met with President of China XI Jinping, head of the IMF Christine Lagarde, Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. On the sidelines of the summit, Putin also spoke with U.S. President Barack Obama.

The agenda of the discussion

The second and final day of the forum will be devoted to the reform of the International monetary Fund (IMF), international trade and energy.

Earlier, the Russian G20 Sherpa Svetlana Lukash said, is the reform of the IMF’s least successful direction of the Group of twenty. She explained that the U.S. Congress still has not ratified the package of agreements of 2010. “This is holding back the promotion of reforms inside the IMF: still there is a governance structure that does not correspond to modern realities and the increased role of emerging economies; still don’t want to start development on a new formula for calculating quotas that would more rightly determined the weight and role of countries in the global financial architecture”, – said the representative of the Russian Federation in “group of twenty”.

According to the results of the two-day summit, the leaders will adopt a communiqué which will reflect the approaches of the “twenty” to topics, including the problem of refugees, global development etc. are Also the leaders of the “twenty” will be a Declaration on combating terrorism.

Bilateral meetings

Bilateral meeting Putin on Monday scheduled talks with the Prime Minister of great Britain David Cameron and Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi, as well as with the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud.

Talks with the Saudi monarch will be a continuation of intensive contacts of the Russian leader with the heads of States of the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, which he leads in recent weeks. Their Central theme is the situation in Syria, including in the context of the operations of the Russian armed forces to support the army of Syria in fighting terrorism. This will be the first meeting of Vladimir Putin with Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud, prior to that a few times they talked on the phone. The agenda of the talks, in addition to the Syrian settlement – the bilateral relations of the Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

In the Kremlin underline the importance of this meeting in anticipation of the upcoming visit of the Saudi king in Russia.

As expected, with the UK Prime Minister Putin, in particular, will discuss “the further development of political dialogue and the prospects of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries”, reported earlier, reporters Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov. There is also a clear exchange of views on the Syrian conflict and the situation in Ukraine. In the Kremlin, stressed that the Syrian issue “a priority for both countries is early cessation of violence and the elimination of divisions the Islamic state group on the territory of that state”.

In the same vision of the causes and ways out of the situation in Ukraine, Moscow and London also has a “General understanding that a sustainable solution to the Ukrainian crisis can only be achieved through political dialogue with the aim of finding a compromise,” said Ushakov.

With the Prime Minister of Italy, Putin also intends to discuss international and bilateral agenda. “Special attention will be paid to the prospects of investment cooperation, including the possibility of localization of Italian companies manufacturing on the Russian territory,” – said Ushakov.