Peskov commented on the possible restoration of the “big eight”
MOSCOW, 15 Nov — RIA Novosti. The G20 is the most relevant because it includes the leaders of the world’s largest economies, while Russia will be happy to engage in dialogue with representatives of the G7 format, said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
As explained Peskov, Vladimir Putin clearly spoke about the recovery in the format of “eight”.
He said that Russia was not the initiator of the termination of such format as “the eight”, but President Putin will always be glad to see the leaders of this “seven” at a party, and to continue a dialogue with them.Dmitry Pescovitz Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation
According to him, the most priority should be considered in the G20 format.
“But in General, much more relevant is the format of “twenty”, where at one table to meet the leaders of those countries, which are the largest economies in the world,” — said Peskov.
The President of the United States Donald trump had previously expressed the opinion that Russia should return to the “big eight”.
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.