New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin may attend the G-20 summit in India in September, but no decision has yet been made, his spokesperson said this week.
“It cannot be ruled out,” Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said when asked if Putin’s participation in the summit in India in September was being considered. “But no decision has been made yet,” Peskov was quoted as saying by the state-run Tass news agency.
“Russia continues its full participation in the G20 format, we intend to continue it,” Peskov added.
The Russian delegation at the G20 leaders’ forum in Bali, Indonesia last year was headed by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. In 2020 and 2021 Putin attended the G20 summits via video link.
The G20 Leaders’ Summit is scheduled to be held on September 9 and 10 in New Delhi. G20 or the Group of 20 is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s major developed and developing economies.