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Vladimir Putin attends a series of bilateral meetings as part of the G20 summit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has attended a series of meetings during the G20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico.

On June 18, BRICS leaders meeting was held. Among the topics discussed were reforming the International Monetary System, in particular – the IMF quotas and governance reform, as well as the situation in the Eurozone. A number of political issues was also raised, with situation around Syria and Iran at the forefront.

At a bilateral meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Vladimir Putin said Russia and Brazil have friendly and dynamically developing relations, including in agriculture and high-tech sectors. The Russian President expressed his hope for further cooperation between the two countries. During the presidency of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil and Russia established very stable and mutually beneficial ties,  Ms Rousseff said at the meeting, and expressed hope for more prosperous relations in the future.

At his meeting with the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Russian President emphasized that the two states are promptly addressing common problems and making all the necessary efforts to resolve them. He also said the two countries have a wide-ranged economic cooperation agenda, and that their relations are developing dynamically and consistently. Mr Erdoğan, in his turn, expressed hope that attention will be paid not only to bilateral relations but also to regional cooperation between the two countries.

On June 20, Vladimir Putin met with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The two leaders discussed prospects for Russian-Indonesian trade and economic cooperation.

Mr Yudhoyono said he would be pleased to attend the APEC Leaders’ Week in September 2012 in Vladivostok, as well as the G20 summit in September 2013 in St. Petersburg.

“Despite the current global economic crisis, the relations between our countries are developing consistently, particularly in the trade and economic sector,” Mr Yudhoyono emphasized.

At the meeting, Vladimir Putin noted that not only are the relations between the two countries developing steadily, but they are also very confidential. The Russian President added that Russia and Indonesia are implementing interesting joint projects and are making efforts to seek new opportunities and spheres of cooperation.

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