Diarytimes Media Network, Shimla Published by : Kumud Sharma, Updated July 31, 2023 by Diary Times
As the chairman, India is busy finalizing the preparations for the G20 summit. The G20 Summit is to be held in New Delhi on 9 and 10 September. The eyes of the whole world are fixed on this meeting. This is also a big opportunity for India and Indian foreign policy.
Invitations have been sent from India to all the member countries for this meeting. Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi has informed that along with the member countries, guest countries and international organizations have confirmed their arrival for the 18th G20 Summit.
Meanwhile, a big question is arising in everyone’s mind whether Russian President Vladimir Putin will come to New Delhi in September to participate in the G20 summit or not. Actually, this question does not arise because in normal circumstances, the heads of states or heads of government of the member countries attend the annual summit of G20. But this time the situation is different. Since the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine in February 2022, a different phase has begun in global diplomacy.
Because of the war, the world seems to be divided into two camps. One camp is engaged in increasing its proximity to Russia. This includes countries like China. On the other hand, the second camp is engaged in aligning with America and many western countries in support of Ukraine. Apart from this, there are also countries like India, which are refraining from becoming a part of any faction.
Even in this era of polarization in global diplomacy, India is carrying out the responsibility of the presidency of the world’s most powerful economic group G20 in a much better and balanced way. Meanwhile, India will do whatever it takes to participate in Russian President Putin’s G20 summit. If this happens, it will also be considered as a big victory of Indian diplomacy. It is also being said that since Russia is embroiled in war with Ukraine, Putin has not been able to attend many important meetings.