"Russia is an important member of the G20 and for many years has played an important role in the development of this format. Since China adopted the presidency of the G20, we conducted extensive consultations on drawing up the agenda with all parties, including Russia. We expect the participation of Russian President. We are convinced that the participation of Russia will be an important contribution to the success of the G20 summit," Li told reporters.
The 2016 G20 summit in Chinese eastern city of Hangzhou will be held on September 4–5.
The G20 is an international forum for the world's 20 biggest economies. Its participants include the United States, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom, among others.