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Meeting with Russian coordinators in the G20 engagement groups

January 25, 2024

Representative of the President of Russia in the G20, Deputy Head of the Experts’ Department Svetlana Lukash held a meeting with national coordinators in the G20 engagement groups and representatives of relevant ministries.

During the meeting, the participants discussed in detail the priorities of Brazil’s G20 Presidency aimed at intensifying multilateral efforts to overcome inequality, famine and poverty, preserving the environment and climate, and increasing the role of the global majority countries in international institutions. Svetlana Lukash described Russia’s fundamental guidelines when working in this leading forum of global economic governance and emphasised the role of public initiatives in meeting Russia’s interests.

The participants agreed to cooperate in increasing the efficiency of our country’s activities on both the official negotiating track and in non-government forum interaction formats, including during preparation by the G20 engagement groups of recommendations for the G20 heads of state and government summit. The meeting stressed the importance of ensuring the G20’s depoliticised functioning, overcoming confrontational trends and consolidating the positions of the developing nations in this association.

G20 engagement groups have been created to consider the interests of all parties concerned in G20 decision-making and ensure the transparency and inclusivity in the forum’s work. At present, there are 12 official engagement groups: C20 (civil society); T20 (think tanks); Y20 (youth); W20 (women); L20 (work); U20 (cities); B20 (business); S20 (science); Startup20 (startups); P20 (parliaments); SAI20 (supreme audit institutions); and J20 (supreme courts).

January 25, 2024