MOSCOW, December 5. /TASS/. Russia continues to work within the Group of 20 framework but no decision has been made yet on the form of President Vladimir Putin’s participation in the G20 summit in Brazil in 2024, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
"We are not there yet. In any case, Russia continues its activities on the platform," he said, when asked if the form of the Russian leader’s participation in the next G20 summit had been considered.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said earlier that Brasilia intended to invite Putin to the 2024 summit even though Brazil recognizes the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC). Brazil is expected to host the G20 summit next fall, while Russia will hold its next scheduled presidential election in March 2024. Putin has not yet announced plans to seek another term in office.
The last time Putin participated in a G20 summit in person was in 2019 in Japan. The Russian president addressed the group’s meetings via video conference in 2020 and 2021, while Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov represented Russia at the 2022 summit in Indonesia and the 2023 summit in India. Meanwhile, Putin attended an online G20 summit organized by New Delhi in November.
The G20 brings together Australia, Argentina, the African Union, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Brazil assumed the group’s rotating presidency on December 1.