In 2013, Russia will hold the rotating presidency of the Group of 20. During its G20 year, Russia will focus on three main priorities it believes will enhance the economic potential of the G20 nations on the world stage. These are: growth through quality jobs and investment, growth through trust and transparency and growth through effective regulation. Meetings of ministers and other officials from G20 member nations will take place throughout the year, and the events will culminate in a summit of the G20 country leaders to be held in St. Petersburg on Sept. 5-6.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that instead of arguing about the efficiency of Russia's actions and the U.S.-led anti-terrorist coalition in Syria, the world must come together to challenge terrorism.
The G20 leaders are concerned with a significant growth in the number of foreign terrorists also posing a threat for their countries and intend to build up cooperation in the fight against these challenges.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister David Cameron focused chiefly on the Ukrainian crisis at their talks in Brisbane on Saturday, although they also addressed fundamental reasons behind the current rift in relations between Russia, the U.S. and a number of European countries and also touched upon Syria and the Islamic State, Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov said