NGO leaders call meeting with Putin unprecedented
NOVO-OGAREVO, 4 July, RIA Novosti. Leaders of international NGOs are calling today’s meeting with the G8 president, the Russian president – unprecedented, and hope that their dialogue with G8 leaders will be regular in nature.
“We have had a meeting today, which lasted three hours, and which followed our communication in the daytime at the Civil G8 conference”, said Kumi Naido, general secretary of the international alliance ‘For Civil Participation’, on conclusion of the meeting with Mr. Putin.
“What is important is that this is an unprecedented thing – this has never happened before”, added Naido. He also expressed hope that other G8 leaders would also arm themselves with this type of dialogue.