Peskov: Program of bilateral meetings at G20 summit not in works yet
MOSCOW. July 18 (Interfax) - The program of bilateral meetings at the upcoming Group of Twenty (G20) summit is not in the works yet, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said in light of the statement made by British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss about her readiness to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit if she is elected prime minister of the United Kingdom.
"The Russian side is continuing and participating in preparations for the summit. We are involved in all G20 formats, have an invitation to the summit, and the decisions as to whether this or that way to participate in this summit is appropriate will be made in the future. We will participate in any case, but the program for any kind of bilateral meetings is not in the works yet," Peskov told journalists on Monday, responding to a request to comment on Truss's statement about her readiness to meet with Putin on the G20 sidelines if she is elected British premier.
The G20 summit is scheduled to be held in Indonesia on November 15-16, 2022.