20 June 2012, 11:49

Summit meeting of Rio+20 UN conference kicks off in Brazil

Summit meeting of Rio+20 UN conference kicks off in Brazil

The Rio+20 UN Conference summit that kicks off in Rio de Janeiro later today is due to focus on sustainable development, including economic growth, on resolving social problems, and on environmental protection.

Taking part in the meeting are more than 100 Heads of State and Government.

The Russian delegation is led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

Experts point out Russia’s special role as a participant in discussions since Russia boasts huge mineral resource deposits, including fuels, forestlands and freshwater resources.

The meeting is due over on Friday, with a declaration, symbolically titled The Future We Want, to be signed in the wake of the summit. 

TASS

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