Russian president arrives in France for G20 summit

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev arrived in Nice on Wednesday for the G20 summit to be held in the nearby French city of Cannes.

The November 3-4 summit will focus on financial and energy issues in an effort to deal with flagging economic growth.

Medvedev is expected to meet with his peers, including the Chinese and Brazilian presidents, Hu Jintao and Dilma Rousseff, on the sidelines of the summit on Thursday.

Meetings with French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon are also on the agenda, presidential aide Sergei Prikhodko said.


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