In an interview with Radio Sputnik, the expert noted that such discussions are a normal procedure in the wake of a large-scale event. However, given the current conditions it is especially relevant, he added.
"Preparations for the summit include the discussion of all key issues. At least those countries that intend to promote certain topics are involved. It is obvious that the relations between the US and Germany leave much to be desired. Both want to normalize their relations, but on their own terms," Ofitserov-Belsky said.
The expert also recalled the idea of a transatlantic free trade agreement, but noted that it would be almost impossible to implement it now. He also said that both countries consider relations with Russia and China complicated issues, which, according to them, requires additional and thorough discussion.
"The summit in Hamburg is, in fact, a preparatory meeting, which is supposed to reveal some common ground in order to conduct more or less coordinated policy," the analyst noted.
Although such meetings as the G20 summit are not supposed to be a place for making decisions, their importance as platforms for dialogue is great, the expert said.
On Tuesday, Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov confirmed that the first personal meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump has been agreed upon and will be held on July 7 on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.
Moscow hopes that the United States will be ready for dialogue on the bilateral agenda and strategic stability, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov stated.