"I can say now that what I mean is a search for ways to respond to new threats facing security, including on a global scale," Putin said.
The Russian president disagreed with an initiative for the G20 to tackle only economic issues and the G8 to discuss a political agenda alone.
"I believe that each of these formats has its own "added value", and artificially making any divisions between them along political and economic lines would be incorrect and inappropriate," Putin said.
"We will try to prove it in 2014, when we will host the G8 summit in our city of Sochi," Putin said in an interview with the RIA Novosti news agency. The text of the interview was published by the Kremlin press service.
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