The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova
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MOSCOW, April 11. /TASS/. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called the talk about the return of Russia in Group of eight frivolous. He said this on air of radio station “Vesti FM”.
“With regard to the topic to move it back to the group that we hear from the other side, first, it really sounds from the other side, and secondly, some kind of speculation, she said. – Decide for some – it will probably be somehow considered. Will not accept – why just talk about it, because words, no action occurs”.
The group of seven (G7) – the Union of economically developed countries, which includes UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, France and Japan. The main objectives include finding solutions to global political and social problems. In the format of “seven”, the organization existed in years 1976-1997.
After Russia’s accession to the Union has been called the Group of eight (G8). In March 2014, as a result of events in Ukraine and the ensuing crisis in relations between Russia and the West, the organization decided to return to the format of “seven”.