Putin at the G20 summit to meet with new British Prime Minister


The President of Russia Vladimir Putin on September 2-3 will participate in the Eastern economic forum, September 4-5 in the summit of “twenty” (G20) in Chinese Hangzhou.

At the summit in Vladivostok, the main international guests will be the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye. With them, Putin will hold separate talks.

In addition to the work on the summit, Putin will also hold several bilateral meetings, told reporters at a briefing on Tuesday, Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov. On 3 September he will have his first meeting with the new President of Argentina Mauricio Macri, who was elected in November last year. On the same day held a second monthly meeting with the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In the previous, August 9 in St. Petersburg, began the process of normalizing relations between the two countries.

September 4 in addition to meeting with the host of the summit Chinese President XI Jinping, Russian President will meet with the new Prime Minister of great Britain Teresa may. Ushakov noted that bilateral relations are now almost frozen, except for his “phone conversations with a colleague — Advisor on national security.” August 9, Putin had a telephone conversation. In July this year may have described a real threat to Russia, as she said during his first speech to Parliament, Reuters reports. “The threat from countries like Russia and North Korea remains real,” — said the head of the British government.

4 September Putin will hold talks with French President Francois Hollande, and the next day a meeting of the Russian leader with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Previously it was assumed that at the summit of “twenty” may be a meeting in the Normandy format with participation of Ukraine. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, on 8 August in Baku. However, after the incident in the Crimea, where, according to the Russian authorities, sabotage detachment of Ukrainian troops attacked Russian military (two Russians were killed), President Putin said that a meeting in the format of the four. After that, during a telephone conversation Putin, Hollande and Merkel agreed to discuss the possibility of holding a trilateral meeting. In the end, according to Ushakov, “colleagues, referring to the schedule proposed to hold two bilateral meetings”.

In the work programme on 4 September also means meeting with crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman.

Completed schedule of meetings of Putin in China for talks with Egyptian President Abdul-Fattah al-Sisi, said Ushakov.

In the Kremlin do not exclude that China will also host a conversation between Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama. “With Obama, an official meeting was not consistent, but we do not exclude that in the course of events they will find time for a work contact that often occurred in the course of events earlier,” — said Ushakov. In November last year, Putin and Obama about an hour talking in the lobby of the hotel in Antalya, which hosted the summit.

Source