Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the upcoming COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, which will start at the end of October. The Kremlin announced this on Wednesday, according to foreign news agencies. At this 26th Climate Summit, world leaders will come together on how to stop global warming.
For a long time it was not clear if Putin would attend the climate summit, but his regular spokesman put an end to that on Wednesday. “Unfortunately, Putin will not go to Glasgow.” The president allows other representatives to go on behalf of Russia. His spokesperson says the issues discussed during the Glasgow climate summit are a top priority in Russian politics.
On Tuesday, it was announced that President Putin will not go to Rome, where the G20 summit will be held at the end of this month. Several leaders said they would not attend the meeting in Rome, including the prime minister of Japan and the Mexican president.
Last week, a live chat was captured by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth expressing her displeasure with politicians failing to meet their climate goals. Among other things, she was amazed that not all leaders responded to their invitation to attend the summit in Glasgow. For example, Scott Morrison, the Australian prime minister, had doubts because he considered the trip to Scotland due to mandatory quarantine a “mission complete”. Prime Minister Rutte confirmed his presence, as did United States President Joe Biden.
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