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Putin arrives in Australia to take part in G20 summit

November 14, 2014, 14:38 UTC+3 BRISBANE

The G20 leaders will have an informal meeting on Saturday, November 15

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BRISBANE, November 14. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Brisbane, Australia, on Friday to take part in the G20 summit.

The G20 leaders will have an informal meeting on Saturday, November 15. Then they will participate in an official ceremony of opening the summit, which will involve the heads of state and leaders of international organisations. On the same day Putin will attend the first working session. In the evening he will continue discussions on key issues with his colleagues.

On Sunday, November 16, the heads of state will hold the second sitting.

During the visit, Putin is expected to have separate meetings with the BRICS leaders. He will also meet with his French counterpart Francois Hollande and UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

The G20 is the major international forum, which focuses on global economic and financial problems. In 2013 Russia presided in the G20.

Putin arrived in Brisbane from Vladivostok upon completion of the working trip to the Far Eastern Federal District. He also visited Beijing, which hosted the APEC summit.

Read Vladimir Putin's exclusive interview with TASS ahead of the G20 summit

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