“The G20 must do what it was created for, and that is the reason for the decision we have made,” he declared.
the G20 you don’t have to worry of the resolution of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said on Wednesday, reports RBC.
“The G20 must do what it was created for, and that is the reason for the decision we have made,” the diplomat told the press in response to a question about the reasons that prevailed for the Ukrainian president, Vladimir Zelensky, to not be invited to the next summit. He added that India views the G20 as an international platform focused on world growth and believes that it should remain so. “We take this position out of respect for the G20 guests,” he said.
Muktesh Pardeshi, special secretary of the Indian G20 presidency, reported on Monday that Ukraine not on the list of invited countries. “We have a list of nine countries that we have invited […] The country you mention is not on that list,” the official responded to a question from RBC about it.
“The G20 it is an economic forum and not a forum for geopolitical discussions,” the official replied. The summit can discuss the economic consequences of the conflict, but not ways to resolve it, he added.
- India holds the presidency of the international forum in 2023. The G20 summit will be held in New Delhi on September 9-10.