Kosachev questioned the health of the G20

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotoracconti Kosachev. Archival photoKosachev questioned the health of the G20© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev has questioned the efficiency of the G20 because of the unwillingness of the West to discuss global rules on equality of world powers.

The summit of «Big twenty» was held in Buenos Aires from 30 November to 1 December. The results of the forum adopted a final Declaration in which the countries reaffirmed the need to reform the world trade organization (WTO), the obligation to use all political means to achieve economic growth, to work together to eliminate the causes of refugees and displaced persons providing humanitarian assistance. The country has also expressed its commitment to the Paris climate agreement. Despite the fact that the Declaration is General, a «rounded» character, it is important that it is, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Kosachev said the G20 «summit of small-sided games». In his opinion, world leaders find it easier to agree about certain topics with specific countries, and not to act in the common interest. Bilateral meeting of Putin with leaders of Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Japan and Turkey in the framework of the «twenty» the Senator believes diplomatically successful.

«We managed to agree on many business issues. That, however, does not diminish the importance of the question of how healthy is today the format of «twenty» in a situation when the West is frankly not ready to discuss any topic that would be agreed global rules on General terms of equality and mutually beneficial cooperation of world powers,» Kosachev wrote in Facebook.

Kosachev questioned the health of the G20© RIA Novosti, Infographics»Big twenty» in the numbers