“In order for the great powers to feel their responsibility both to their peoples and to the rest of humanity, President Putin proposed, as you know, to hold a summit of permanent members of the Security Council.

Due to the pandemic, this work has been somewhat delayed, but now we are resuming it and we want to come to an agreement with our partners from China, from the three western permanent members of the Security Council on specific issues to be put on the agenda, and on the format, ”he said.

At the same time, he admitted that the parties may first have to negotiate online.

In November 2020, Russian leader Vladimir Putin expressed the hope that the summit of the five countries of the UN Security Council "will take place, and in a face-to-face format."