Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the climate summit that begins in Glasgow at the end of this month.
His spokesman stressed that “the climate dossier is a priority in Russia”, but Putin “unfortunately is not going to Glasgow”. The spokesman had previously reported that Putin would not attend the G20 summit in Rome on October 30 and 31.
China is not sending President Xi Jinping to Glasgow, according to the media, but special envoy Xie Zhenhua. The presidents of India, Brazil, Iran, Mexico and South Africa have already announced that they will not go to Scotland themselves. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also likely to forgo a trip to Glasgow.
The presidents who do attend the summit themselves are, in any case, the heads of state of Argentina, Colombia, Congo-Kinshasa, France, Ghana, Nigeria, Turkey, the US, South Korea and Switzerland.