BRISBANE, November 15 (Sputnik) — First working session of G20 leaders and heads of the invited countries has begun in Brisbane.
Following the meeting, participants are expected to take a joint photo.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has begun his working day in the framework of the G20 forum in Australia with a meeting with the BRICS countries’ heads. G20 leaders have already had an informal meeting and a breakfast together.
Putin also held a short conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, while proper bilateral talks between the countries’ leaders are scheduled for Saturday evening.
On Saturday evening, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to host a dinner. G20 leaders will go for a short walk, and then have a dinner with heads of the invited countries and international organizations.
The ongoing summit’ agenda covers a wide range of issues, including global economic situation, infrastructure spending, actions on tax and anti-corruption. In the framework of the summit, the leaders are also expected to discuss world’s most acute problems, such as the internal conflict in Ukraine, which claimed at least 3,700 lives.