Russian President Vladimir Putin visited the Hermitage museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia on November 17, 2023. The Kremlin announced on Monday that Putin will use the upcoming virtual G20 summit to outline Russia’s perspective on the “deeply unstable world situation.” This move by Putin indicates an effort to assert Russia’s stance on global affairs and engage in high-level discussions with leaders from around the world.
According to Russian state TV presenter Pavel Zarubin, this event will be the “first in a long time” to include both Putin and Western leaders. The G20 virtual summit is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, according to the state RIA news agency. Additionally, Putin will participate in a discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict via video link at a summit of the BRICS bloc of nations on Tuesday.
This move by Putin reflects a potential opportunity for diplomatic dialogue and collaboration in tackling pressing international issues. It shows that Russia is willing to engage with other countries and work towards finding solutions to global problems. The upcoming virtual G20 summit will provide an important platform for leaders from around the world to discuss key issues and work towards finding common ground.