Russia: All set for stormy G20 meet as Russia, China and G7 ministers arrive in India | India News

NEW DELHI: Foreign Minister of China Qin On Tuesday, Mr. Gang confirmed his participation in the G20 meeting on March 2, but Japan, one of India’s key partners in the Indo-Pacific, is likely to be represented by a grassroots minister. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey lavrov was one of the first to arrive when he landed here on Tuesday night while US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will arrive on Wednesday.
Both Lavrov and Blinken are expected to have respective bilateral meetings with Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar on Wednesday.
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, who called for a global effort at the United Nations last week to force Russia withdraw from Ukraine


may not come to India because of “schedule conflicts” with the upcoming session of Parliament. Diplomatic sources said South Korea, another important partner in East Asia, will also have a junior minister represented as foreign minister Park Jin is busy with “domestic affairs”. ”.
While announcing Mr. Qin’s visit, China’s Foreign Ministry said China was willing to work with all parties to ensure the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting sent a positive signal on “multilateralism, security and peace.” food and energy security and development cooperation”. The visit is significant as it will also be Mr. Qin’s first visit to India as foreign minister and the second high-level visit from China – after his predecessor Wang Yi’s visit in January. Last year – since the military confrontation in eastern Ladakh began in April-May 2020. Official sources say Qin is likely to have a bilateral meeting with foreign minister Jaishankar.
On the Japanese foreign minister’s side, official sources have downplayed developments saying that there has been no official announcement as to who will represent Japan and that Hayashi’s visit is not entirely ruled out. Hayashi is also scheduled to take part in a Quad ministerial meeting on March 3. A source said he could still join the meeting online. Japan will host the event G7 summit In May of this year, there was some reservations about India’s position on Ukraine but Indian officials strongly denied that Hayashi’s absence could have been intentional. “Japan sent one of the largest delegations to the meeting,” one source said.
The fact that Thursday’s G20 meetings will be heated was once again evident on Tuesday with the European Union’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell saying he would deliver a strong message about “a flagrant violation of international law and the Charter of the United Nations, especially its global consequences”. on energy and food insecurity,” and the Russian Foreign Ministry announced that Lavrov would make an open statement about the “causes and masterminds” of problems in global politics.
TASS on Tuesday reported that Moscow would also give an “objective picture” of the Nord Stream pipeline explosions, which Russia has described as terrorist attacks. from Russia to Germany.
The G20 foreign ministers’ meeting will officially begin on Wednesday with a reception and dinner chat hosted by Jaishankar. While it is difficult to issue a joint statement, like the meeting of finance ministers, the government hopes the outcome will once again reflect the Bali consensus with emphasis on the Prime Minister’s remarks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi that this is not a time of war. As for India’s presidency, the challenge is to build consensus, overcome G7/EU differences with Russia and China, which will allow the group to work towards macroeconomic stability. and inclusive growth or the goals the group originally intended to achieve.


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