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    Russia, China, India Could Voice in Favor of Strengthening WTO Role, Reforming IMF - Putin

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    Russia, India and China could voice together in favour of reforming the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and preserving the World Trade Organization (WTO)'s universal role of a fundamental trade structure, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

    "As I see it, our countries could voice together in favor of strengthening the prestige of the WTO and preserving its role of a universal structure regulating international trade ... Supporting effort to reform the IMF is another important task," Putin said.

    Russia, China and India coordinate their approaches to the activities of key international bodies, including the United Nations, BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and G20, Putin stressed at at his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, held on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka.

    The G20 is a forum for international cooperation that hosts 20 countries representing more than 80% of the global GDP. The summit in Osaka will host the heads of state of 19 countries and the European Union, while related ministerial events will be held in eight cities this year.

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