Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated July 21, 2023 by Diary Times
The G20 summit is going to be held in India in September this year, preparations for which are going on in full swing. At the same time, India has sent invitations to all G20 member countries, invited countries and leaders of international organizations regarding the conference. But it is not yet confirmed whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the summit.
South Africa issued a statement saying Putin was not coming to attend the BRICS summit in Johannesburg next month. After this, the question about Putin’s arrival in the G20 summit going to be held in Delhi has deepened.
When asked whether Putin would attend the G20 summit, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Arindam Bagchi did not give a direct answer. He said that at this point, I can only reiterate what we have said earlier that invitations have been sent to all G20 members, invited countries and international organizations. This is a physical summit and we would hope that all invitees would be able to attend the summit in person. I don’t think it would be fair to see it that way, but yes, we look forward to welcoming the leaders here for our G20 New Delhi Leaders’ Summit in September.
India is the current chair of G20. The Group of 20 is an intergovernmental forum of the world’s major developed and developing economies. These members represent approximately 85 percent of global GDP, more than 75 percent of global trade, and nearly two-thirds of the world population. The group includes Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the US and the European Union (EU) .