G20 Foreign Ministers boycott dinner and photos due to Lavrov’s presence

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print-iconLavrov Storms Out Of G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting Over “Fevered Criticism Of Russia”


With Indonesia’s preparation for the 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit now in full swing, a series of bilateral meetings were held this week ahead of the November summit in Bali. Foreign ministers attended in person, leading to some tense moments given Russia’s representation, after President Vladimir Putin has recently confirmed that he’ll participate in November, though it’s still unclear if this will be virtually or in person.

High on the agenda has been global food, energy, and fertilizer supplies, as “The Ukraine war was discussed at almost all bilateral meetings at this week’s G20 event, where some participants condemned Russia’s invasion and urged an immediate end to hostilities through diplomacy and talks, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Friday,” according to Reuters.

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