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According to the spokesman of the ministry, Mao Ning, Prime Minister Li Qiang will go to the summit instead of the Chinese president. Instead, Nin refused to talk about the reasons for such replacement of meeting participants.
“The Group of 20 is a major forum for international economic cooperation, and China has always attached great importance to relevant activities and actively participated in them,” said a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, without elaborating on the issue.
Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, Xi participated in meetings in 2020 and 2021 via video link.
“Xi Jinping’s absence from the G20 summit comes amid tensions between China and host country India over their disputed border and New Delhi’s growing ties with the United States,” the newspaper said.
It said the absence of China’s top leader – unprecedented since the first such summit in 2008 – was likely to be seen as a snub to India, which is hosting a powerful group of world leaders for the first time amid efforts to boost its global influence under Prime Minister of Minister Narendra Modi.
What is known about the upcoming G20 summit in India
On August 10, the world media assumed that Russian President Putin could personally participate in the G20 summit in India, despite the fact that on March 17, the International Criminal Court in The Hague issued a warrant for his arrest.
On August 15, it became known that Russian President Vladimir Putin was invited to the G20 summit, which will be held in New Delhi on September 9-10, but there are no representatives of Ukraine on the list of invitees.
On August 16, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar confirmed during a meeting with international media that Ukraine was not invited to the summit.
It is worth noting that Ukraine received an invitation to the last G20 summit in Indonesia. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy presented the Peace Formula to the meeting participants for the first time via video link.
On August 25, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmytro Peskov, stated during a briefing that Putin will not go to the G20 summit, which will be held in India in September.
Russian dictator Vladimir Putin has already announced that he will not go to New Delhi and will send Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
On August 31, the media reported that the G20 summit in India, which is scheduled for this week, will most likely take place without the participation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
US President Joe Biden later said he was disappointed by reports that Chinese leader Xi Jinping was unlikely to attend the G20 summit in India.