March 24, 2020 / 1:36 PM / 10 days ago

Putin to take part in extraordinary G20 summit to discuss coronavirus: Kremlin

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Kyrgyz counterpart Sooronbay Jeenbekov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will take part in a summit of Group of 20 economies to discuss the coronavirus crisis by video link on Thursday, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.

G20 finance ministers and central bankers agreed during a separate video conference on Monday to develop an “action plan” to respond to the outbreak.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alison Williams

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