The USA and Russia “positively assessed” the G20 declaration, which did not condemn the war,


Instead, G20 leaders emphasized the human suffering caused by the conflict and called on all states not to use force to seize territory.

The USA and Russia “positively” assessed the G20 declaration, which did not condemn the war / UNIAN collage, photo, screenshot

The US and Russia positively assessed the declaration following the G20 summit in New Delhi, which ended on Sunday.

As reported Reutersthe United States and Russia “highly praised the consensus that did not condemn Moscow for the war in Ukraine, but urged G20 members to avoid the use of force.”

They did not condemn the war, but mentioned the aggression

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the group’s leaders to hold a virtual meeting in November to review progress on the policy proposals and goals announced at the summit.

“We are committed to reviewing the proposals that have been made to see how progress can be accelerated,” he said in a statement.

On Saturday, the group adopted a Leaders’ Declaration that did not condemn Russia for the war but highlighted the human suffering caused by the conflict and urged all states not to use force to seize territory.

The consensus was a surprise. In the weeks leading up to the summit, sharply diverging views on the war threatened to derail the meeting, with Western countries demanding Moscow be condemned for the invasion and Russia saying it would block any resolution that did not align with its position.

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, head of the Russian delegation, said the summit was a success for India as well as for the Global South, the developing world.

The position of the Global South at the negotiations helped “to prevent the G20 agenda from being overshadowed by Ukraine,” he said at a press conference.

“India has really consolidated the G20 members from the Global South,” Lavrov said.

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters that the summit’s declaration “very well upholds the principle that states cannot use force to acquire territory or to violate the territorial integrity, sovereignty, or political independence of other states,” reports The Guardian.

Germany and Britain also positively evaluated the resolution, but Ukraine declared that “there is nothing to be proud of.”

Other news of the summit

The summit also welcomed the African Union, which includes 55 member states, as a permanent member of the G20, emphasizing the representation of the Global South bloc.

Lavrov also said Russia would return to the grain deal if its demands were met. Moscow pulled out of the agreement in July due to “failure to meet its demands to implement a parallel agreement that eases rules for its own food and fertilizer exports.”

The summit document called for a safe flow of grain, food and fertilizers from both Ukraine and Russia.

On Sunday, leaders including US President Joe Biden, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, French President Emmanuel Macron and Japanese President Fumio Kishida visited the memorial to India’s independence hero Mahatma Gandhi.

Most of the leaders were barefoot as they walked to the site where Gandhi was cremated after his assassination in 1948 by a Hindu extremist.

Later, Biden went to Vietnam, missing the final session of the summit. The White House said it was unaware of his talks with Lavrov or Chinese Prime Minister Li Qiang, who led their country’s delegation at the summit.

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian dictator Vladimir Putin skipped the summit.

“It was one of the most difficult G20 summits in the almost twenty-year history of the forum… It took almost 20 days to agree on the declaration before the summit and five days here, on the spot. This was not only due to some disagreements on the Ukrainian topic, but and because of differences in positions on all key issues, first of all on issues of climate change and the transition to low-carbon energy systems,” writes the Russian news agency “Interfax” with reference to the G20 representative.

A representative of the European Union, who did not wish to remain anonymous, said on Sunday that the war in Ukraine was the most contentious issue in the negotiations.

“Without India’s leadership, this would not have been possible,” the official said, adding that Brazil and South Africa also played a crucial role in bridging the differences.

“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022 led to the deaths of tens of thousands of people, the displacement of millions of people and caused economic upheaval around the world. Moscow, which says it is conducting a “special military operation” there, denies committing any atrocities,” he concludes. agency.

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G20 summit in India

We will remind that the annual G20 summit was held on September 9 and 10 in New Delhi, India. On the eve of the summit, it became known that negotiators from the representative countries tried to agree on the text of the CommuniquΓ©, in particular, for several days. on wording regarding the war in Ukraine.

Yesterday, September 9, the text of the joint declaration was made public. It does not condemn the actions of Russia, which launched a bloody war of aggression against Ukraine. Instead, it is noted that the war brought suffering to people.

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