Kremlin confirms Putin not attending G20 summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Russian government via teleconference in Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Russian government via teleconference in Moscow

The Kremlin in Moscow, has confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin, would not attend next week’s G20 Summit in Bali.

However, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, would travel for the meeting of the 20 major industrialised nations on the Indonesian island.

Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov disclosed this to the Russian state news agency TASS, on Thursday.

Earlier, an Indonesian official had also hinted that the Russian president would not be attending the Bali meeting.

Putin had long left open his participation in the meeting, scheduled to hold between Nov. 15 and Nov. 16.

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