Leading G20 officials were present at the eagerly awaited intergovernmental gathering on Thursday in New Delhi, despite rising hostilities between Russia and Ukraine over the continuing war.
Top G20 diplomats attended the much-anticipated intergovernmental meeting in New Delhi on Thursday, amid growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine over the ongoing conflict. The theme of this year’s Summit was LiFE (Lifestyle for Environment), however the agenda was tainted by the ongoing war.
During the international summit, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. In view of Russia’s ongoing “aggression” against Ukraine, Blinken brought up the issue of energy and food security at one point during the meeting. He made it clear to the ministers that it would not be acceptable for Russia to wage war against Ukraine.
As he comes for the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Jaishankar greets Qin Gang, the Chinese foreign minister. Speaking at the occasion, Qin Gang emphasized the importance of the gathering and reaffirmed his nation’s attitude on Ukraine. He said China will encourage peace negotiations and would like to help arrange meetings between Moscow and the troubled nation.
Jaishankar is seen greeting Catherine Colonna, his French counterpart. Foreign ministers could not agree on how to describe the Ukraine war, thus the G20 summit ended without a joint communique.
Without specifically mentioning the war in Ukraine, Indian Foreign Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said in his speech at the G20 foreign ministers conference that despite some “matters of sharp differences,” the group must find common ground and offer leadership to the globe.
The G20 nations “individually and collectively” have a commitment to support global development and prosperity, according to the external affairs minister. “Given the current situation, we must uphold our international obligations. He remarked, “The G20 must be understanding of all of our partners’ objectives and economic issues, especially the most vulnerable.”
In response to the Asian financial crisis 25 years ago, the G20 was established. After a global financial and economic crisis struck ten years later, it was strengthened to bring together political leaders.