Russian Ambassador: Putin intends to attend the G20 summit
† source: AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to attend the G20 summit in Indonesia later this year. This was stated by the Russian ambassador in Jakarta on Wednesday. She said Russia had already been invited.
In doing so, Ambassador Lyudmila Vorobyova responded to calls by some members of the Group of Twenty, including the United States, to exclude Russia from the group of major economies of the world. “Not only the G20, many organizations are trying to exclude Russia,” she said. The response of the West (to the Russian invasion of Ukraine) is wholly disproportionate.”
Indonesia stressed that the G20 is an economic forum that discusses economic issues and political conflicts that must be discussed at the United Nations. China said it supports Putin’s participation in the summit.
The G20 has been in existence since 1999 and is an international forum focused on economic cooperation and stability. The European Union has nineteen member states. The countries most likely not to support a boycott of Putin are India, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and three Latin American members of the G-20 (Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico).
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