BEIJING, September 9. /TASS/. China’s President Xi Jinping has thanked Russia for its assistance in the organization of the latest Group of Twenty summit, speaker of Russia’s Federation Council upper parliament house Valentina Matviyenko said on Friday after a meeting with the Chinese leader.
"He thanked Russia for very close cooperating in the preparation of the Group of Twenty summit and in general over the year of China’s presidency in the Group of Twenty," she said.
"In his words, we have managed to do much together. He thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for his personal active involvement and highly assessed their personal meeting held on the sidelines of the summit," Matviyenko added.
The Group of Twenty is an international forum specializing in issues of global economy and finance. It incorporates 19 countries, namely Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States, and the European Union. The Group of Twenty nations with a population of about two thirds of the entire world’s population account for more than 80% of the global GDP and 80% of global trade.
The latest Group of Twenty summit was held in China’s Hangzhou on September 4-5.