G20 summit will be held in St. Pete on Sept 5-6 next year

The meeting of G20 leaders will be held in St. Petersburg on September 5-6, 2013, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov has said.

"It is true that the summit of leaders will take place in St. Petersburg on Sept. 5-6," he said at a press conference in Moscow.

He added that the meeting will be preceded by a significant number of events at the level of finance ministers and their deputies.

Siluanov said that financial and economic opportunities remain the key subject of the summit.

Meanwhile, the Russian sherpa in G20, Ksenia Yudayeva, announced that Russia intends to offer two more issues for discussion during its presidency.

"As new subjects Russia will suggest the issue of financing investment as the foundation of economic growth and the formation of new jobs and also the issue of modernizing national systems of government borrowing and public debt management," she said.

Speaking of the events that will be organized in 2012 - the year of Russian presidency in G20, she said that consultations at the expert level will be organized with the business community, civil society, trade unions and youth associations of G20.

"In spring-summer next year, we will arrange corresponding summits and meetings at which all of these groups will work out their recommendations to G20 that will later be taken into account in the final document," Yudayeva said.
 She said that consultations with countries not belonging to G20 will also be organized.

All rights reserved by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.