The foreign Ministry called the issue of joining the G7 are out of date
ZVENIGOROD, 9 Jun — RIA Novosti. The issue of Russia’s accession to the G7 it is not urgent for Moscow, told RIA Novosti on the basis of performance in the school of the PIR Center, Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump said about the need again to take Russia into the G8. According to the Agency Bloomberg, trump believes that Russia should again be admitted to membership of the G8. As Reuters reports, the US President also said that Russia should attend the G7 summit.
“The so-called added value of the current “seven” for us quite obvious,” — said Ryabkov.
According to him, Moscow believes that “semëročnoj format is a format a few of the past.” “And the situation, I would like to formulate as it was actually when the seven countries left the Russian presidency in “eight”, showed that even at that stage, the format has already started to overcome — especially now, when there is a very powerful alternative, which represented the real engine of modern world economy and politics”, — said the Deputy head of the foreign Ministry.
He explained that under the alternatives involves BRICS “group of twenty”.
“This issue is absolutely relevant, given yesterday’s signals, including from the European members of this group,” — said Ryabkov.
“They begin to exhibit pre-conditions, to pretend that we have to move along some sort of road map, without even asking, we are interested in principle in reaching some end point or not interested,” he concluded.
The forum developed economies since 1998, was “the eight”, but in 2014 the events in Crimea, the members of the club decided not to go to the next G8 summit in Sochi and gathered without Russia in Brussels. Members of G7 have said they do not want to sit together with Russia, until Moscow changes its policy regarding the Crimea.