Russia does not seek to rejoin G7: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, September 29, 2015. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin ATTENTION EDITORS – THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.

Moscow, July 28 (IANS) Russia has no plan to rejoin the Group of Seven given its satisfaction with the Group of 20, the Kremlin said on Monday.

“The G20 probably better meets modern economic realities from the point of view of economic development centres in the world,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

According to Peskov, the G7 lacks global significance because it excludes China, India, Brazil, Turkey and other countries, Xinhua reported.

Russia was part of the Group of Eight along with Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the US, but its membership was terminated over Crimea in 2014.

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