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Summit of G20 energy ministers rounds out in Beijing

June 30, 22:06 UTC+3 BEIJING
This year’s summit was held on June 29-30 and brought together representatives from 27 countries and international organizations
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BEIJING, June 30. /TASS/. The summit of the G20 energy ministers completed its work in Beijing on Thursday. The energy ministers of the Group of Twenty will gather for their next summit in Germany in 2017.

This year’s summit was held on June 29-30 and brought together representatives from 27 countries and international organizations. All discussions of the forum focused on the creation of low-carbon, high-tech and available energy of the future."

However, rather a big number of ministers could not take part in the Beijing summit due to Brexit. Among them were energy ministers of the United Kingdom - Amber Rudd, as well as Sigmar Gabriel of Germany, Segolene Royal of France, and EU Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy Miguel Arias Canete.

The delegations of Russia, India, Canada, Mexico and Italy were headed by deputy ministers and representatives of their energy ministries. Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak had to cancel its trip to Beijing due to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with ambassadors (that happened this Thursday). Novak attended the meeting, head of the Russian delegation to the summit, Deputy Energy Minister Anton Inyutsin explained TASS correspondent.

Taking part in the forum were also energy ministers of the US, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Argentina, and Indonesia.

Upon the results of the summit, participants in the event singed a communique and three related documents, including the energy efficiency program of the G20 states.

Germany will be the organizing country for the next summit in 2017. Exact venue and timeframe will be announced later.

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