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MOSCOW, July 3. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will put forward some interesting proposals on fighting terrorism at the G20 summit, Russian Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov said.
"The discussion (at the G20 summit) is not preplanned to a certain extent. So, if a statement is required, each leader can raise his or her hand or press the button and speak, if necessary," he said commenting on plans for potential speeches by the Russian president. "Of course, if the fight against terrorism is discussed, it is clear that our country’s top representative will say a few words and, in my opinion, will come up with some quite interesting observations."
Russia’s G20 Sherpa Svetlana Lukash earlier said that the war on terror would be discussed at a separate meeting of G20 leaders during the upcoming summit set for July 7-8.
She also noted that Putin is likely to address other sessions as well. According to Lukash, the Russian president "traditionally speaks at all sessions." She added that he will be among the key speakers at some sessions.
The Russian president will have more than ten meetings with other leaders at the Group of Twenty summit in Hamburg on July 7-8, Ushakov stated.
"Among the meetings that have already been agreed on are conferences with the presidents of France and South Korea, the Japanese prime minister, the European Commission chief, and the president of Turkey," he said, adding that a series of brief meetings with the presidents of Mexico and South Africa, and the Australian prime minister are also planned.
Ahead of the summit, the leaders of the BRICS (association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) states will hold an informal meeting.
In all, according to Ushakov, more than ten contacts have been settled on. "These contacts have already been put on the schedule and we are gearing up for them. However, additional meetings on the sidelines of the G20 summit are not ruled out. Typically, there are a lot of such gatherings," he noted.
The Kremlin aide reiterated that the summit will bring together leaders and representatives of the Group of Twenty nations. Apart from that, it will be attended by the prime ministers of Spain and Singapore who have been invited to each of these summits. This year, the prime ministers of the Netherlands, Norway, Vietnam (who is currently chairing the APEC), Senegal, and Guinea (chairing in the African Union) have been invited. The summit will also be attended by the heads of all major international organizations.