Putin to meet with The Elders — Kremlin spokesman

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with The elders, an independent group of global political and public figures who held top posts in their countries and international organizations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with The elders, an independent group of global political and public figures who held top posts in their countries and international organizations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday.

"Yes, there is such a meeting in the president’s schedule," Peskov said, providing no details on the date of the meeting.

The Elders group was established in 2007 by former South African President Nelson Mandela together with Richard Branson and Peter Gabriel. It includes former US President Jimmy Carter, former Foreign Minister of Algeria Lakhdar Brahimi, former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland, former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Brazil Fernando Henrique Cardoso and former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.

First published by TASS.

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