PARIS, November 30. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin arrived in Paris to take part in the UN Conference on climate change and will meet with several world leaders.
The conference aims to adopt a new multilateral climate agreement after 2020 to replace the Kyoto Protocol. However, while in the world there is no unity in the positions regarding the post-Kyoto document. Great attention with regard to the situation in the world focused on bilateral contacts between the leaders at the Paris forum.
According to the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, “on the end of a day in Paris, probably late enough MSK we expect the President will talk to the press.”
Russia at the conference
According to the assistant to the Russian President Yuri Ushakov, “the Russian side has consistently advocated the adoption by the conference in Paris of a comprehensive, legally binding agreement that shall specify the efforts of all countries, particularly major emitters of greenhouse gases (China, USA, EU, Russia) and provide a sound basis for long-term climate regime, balanced in all its aspects – environmental, economic and political”.
Environmental topic Putin was raised at the UN General Assembly in September. Then he called in the fight against climate change to seek new breakthrough approaches, because it is a challenge on a planetary scale, beyond the capabilities of mankind.
At a conference in Paris brings together the leaders of almost a hundred and fifty States, including President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, leader of the PRC XI Jinping and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The conference will be opened by French President Francois Hollande, UN Secretary-General ban Ki-moon and French foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. After the official photo session will begin with presentations by the heads of state and government. “Putin is the ninth,” said Ushakov. Among those who will speak to Putin, he called the leaders of Paraguay, Morocco, Djibouti, China, Egypt, USA.
“Then Hollande will give a luncheon for conference participants, a working session which will continue during the second half of the day,” – said Ushakov. According to him, “the Russian delegation in the second half of the day will be mostly to hold bilateral contacts”.
As for Putin’s planned meetings in Paris, they would have three or four.
“Under consideration is the possible contact of our President with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,” – said Ushakov. According to him, will be discussed the Syrian and Ukrainian issues, and the conversation can join the President of the European Jean-Claude Juncker.
Separate meetings scheduled with Putin, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, President of Peru Ollanta Humala and the President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-Hye.
With the Israeli Prime Minister is expected to discuss topical issues of bilateral cooperation and international Affairs – Syria, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the fight against terrorism.
With Peruvian counterpart are scheduled to sign a joint statement of the leaders on the establishment of bilateral strategic partnership.
With Korea’s President Putin is going to talk about different aspects of bilateral relations and exchange views on the situation on the Korean Peninsula and other pressing international issues.
According to Peskov, on the sidelines of a conference in Paris the President of the Russian Federation is expected to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama. “With Obama we do not exclude (meetings), most likely with Obama they will talk on the sidelines of the conference”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.
The Turkish request
The President of Turkey tried twice to call Putin, and then sent a formal request for a meeting with the Russian leader on 30 November at the Conference in Paris. This was reported to the leadership of our country, however, according to Peskov, “the meeting (Putin) and Erdogan (Paris) is not planned”. “About this meeting. Such a meeting will not be”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.
Answering the question of journalists whether the meeting or telephone conversation of leaders of Russia and Turkey in the coming days, Peskov stressed that “while in the chart (Putin) does not appear any contact”.
In the Kremlin explained Putin’s unwillingness to communicate with Erdogan is very simple. “We see the unwillingness of the Turkish side to go on a rudimentary apology regarding the incident with the plane,” previously told reporters Ushakov.
Literally on the eve of a hypothetical communication with Erdogan in Paris, Putin signed a decree on the introduction of special economic measures against Turkey.
A fighter from the Turkish air force F-16 on November 24 shot down a Russian bomber su-24M, which, according to Ankara, had violated the country’s airspace near the border with Syria. The defense Ministry claims that the su-24M was extremely over Syrian territory and that “violations of the airspace of Turkey.” The crew of su-24M managed to eject, but one of the two pilots was killed by ground fire. The second pilot rescued and taken to the Russian base in Syria. The body of the deceased in Syria, the Russian pilot Oleg Peshkov on Sunday was delivered in Ankara to transfer to the Russian diplomats.