MOSCOW. November. /TASS/. Russia will announce several initiatives in the field of food and energy on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Indonesia, including gas cooperation with Turkey and supplies of large consignments of grain and fertilizer, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.
"Russia will confirm its readiness to remain a reliable supplier of food products and energy resources to foreign markets on both a commercial and humanitarian basis, at the same time rejecting any attempts at controlling price and other external pressure," she said, adding that Russia plans "to announce several specific initiatives in this regard, including increasing gas cooperation with Turkey and organizing supplies of large quantities of grain and fertilizer."
"We emphasize the importance of demonopolizing the global economic architecture and developing logistics routes, technological clusters, and payment systems independent of political turbulence," Zakharova added.
She also noted that "Russia will be represented by a delegation headed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who will take part in plenary sessions and hold several bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the event."
According to Zakharova, Russia is "determined to strengthen the status of the G20 as a leading multilateral economic forum and prevent any attempts to artificially politicize the activities of this association in favor of narrow-minded interests." "We welcome the current Indonesian chairmanship's constructive approach to advancing a unifying agenda under the motto of post-crisis global economic recovery based on the notion of 'together and better’," she added.
The diplomat also drew attention to the fact that the current destructive trends, which significantly reduce the productive potential of the G20, are happening against a difficult situation in the global economy. "We are talking about the emergence of unprecedented challenges in this area, affecting the stability of commodity markets, supply chains, and the financial system. The majority of them are the result of gross economic miscalculations, unfair competition, and open confrontation between the US and the EU in the international arena," she said.
"In the current conditions, we should highlight the use of diplomatic tools in order to revive the culture of respectful dialogue in the G20 and create prerequisites for its return to productive work in the future," she continued, adding, "We intend to contribute to it in every possible way, relying on the support of like-minded partners among the BRICS partners and other emerging countries."