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G20 summit to be held in St Petersburg in 2013, Sergei Ivanov said

November 26, 2012, 16:48 UTC+3

It will take place at the Constantine Palace

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MOSCOW, November 26 (Itar-Tass) — The G-20 summit will take place in St Petersburg’s Constantine Palace on September 5-6, presidential chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said at a session of the organising committee on Monday.

Ivanov said Russia would preside in the G-20 from December 1. “The summit due to take place on September 5-6 will be the key event,” the presidential chief of staff said.

“The Constantine Palace possesses of all necessary infrastructures and possibilities to accept high guests,” Ivanov said.

He noted that the G-8 summit took place at the Constantine Palace. “This will allow us to optimise budget expenditures not in detriment of the quality,” Ivanov said.

At the same time, he added that by organising the summit “it is necessary to minimise problems of St Petersburg residents, including transport ones”.

According to Ivanov, within the G-20 forum businessmen, representatives of civil society, youth and trade unions will gather for their summits.


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