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SYDNEY, August 4 (Itar-Tass) - Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd will not be able to attend a Group of Twenty summit in Russia’s St. Petersburg on September 5-6 because of parliamentary elections in his country.
After a Sunday meeting in Canberra with Governor General Quentin Bryce, the prime minister announced that parliamentary elections would take place on September 7. So, he said Australia would be represented by Minister for Foreign Affairs Robert Carr.