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G20 Summit 2023 in India: when will it be held, which countries are participating, who represents Russia

Date: September 26, 2023 Time: 07:54:09

G-20 Summit will be held in India on September 9 and 10


G-20 Summit 2023 in India: when will it take place, who will participate

On September 9 and 10, India will host the G-20 summit, the “twenty” countries in the world with the most developed and developing market economies. India, which currently chairs this organization, says it wants to pay attention to issues such as the energy and food security of developing countries participating in the meeting, granting them loans and reforming the international debt architecture.

The West wants to turn the G-20 into its political tool

Today, there are evident attempts by the West, which formally has a majority in the G-20 based on the number of participants, not on the world population it represents or its participation in the global economy, to turn this platform into a policy instrument. pressure on its competitors and adversaries: Russia and China. At last year’s summit in Indonesia, thanks to the efforts of the United States, a clause “strongly condemning” Russia’s actions in Ukraine was included in the final document. But at the insistence of the Russian side, it was added that “there are other opinions.” The American agency Bloomberg reported a few days ago that the position on the “Ukrainian problem” had already been “agreed upon” by the participants in the summit, although it did not provide any details.

The “declaration” on Ukraine promoted by Washington can be judged unequivocally by the fact that literally a day before the start of the summit in New Delhi, the Americans declared the “desirability” of President Zelensky’s presence at it. This is not only tactless, but a direct insult to the hosts of the meeting, who long ago declared that the presence of the Ukrainian leader in this forum is inappropriate, since global security issues belong to the Security Council of the UN and not to the UN Security Council. G20. But lately the Americans have been so intensely courting the Indian prime minister, trying to take advantage of the Indian-Chinese issues, that they decided to try to “push” the will of the organizers and impose their agenda on the entire forum.

Who will represent Russia and China at the G-20 summit in India?

This desire, of course, is related to the peculiarity of the current summit: the leaders of the two main countries opposed to the West – Russia and China – will not participate in it. Russia, as at the previous Jakarta summit, will be represented by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. And China is Prime Minister Li Qiang. A few days ago it became known that Chinese President Xi Jinping will not travel to New Delhi. This decision of his, as reported by the American media, caused “regret” from President Biden, who supposedly really hoped to communicate with the leader of the Middle Kingdom.

But the same media later began to claim that Washington would definitely take advantage of the absence of its main enemies to try to “agitate” those G20 members who did not join the anti-Russian sanctions and want to be friends with Moscow and Beijing. Let us not forget that among them are the current and future members of the BRICS: India, South Africa, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Argentina. And among the countries invited by India as the organizer of the meeting are two other future BRICS members: Egypt and the United Arab Emirates. It is against them, first of all, that Washington is going to launch its “propaganda and agitation.” Admittedly, it’s hard to say whether “Sleepy Joe” will be successful. However, it most likely won’t work. And that’s why.

BRICS or G-20

Once upon a time, all global problems of a financial and economic nature were resolved in the G7 format, which included major Western countries led by the United States. The creation of the G20 was precisely due to the fact that the G7 could no longer solve global problems alone. And now it is unlikely that the G20 will be able to successfully resolve them, especially in the context of the persistent desire of Western participants to politicize this format to suit their needs and control it. But among countries that value their sovereignty and pursue their national interest in interacting with foreign partners, there are fewer and fewer countries willing to “stand up” when Washington tells them to.

That’s why there is a queue in the BRICS. As you know, there are no known “standard bearers” there. Yes, everyone recognizes the role and importance of the founding countries, but they do not receive control actions for this. It is an organization that did not arise by the will of the victors of the war, as was the case with the UN, and does not provide for a “security council” with the right to veto. Exclusively on equal terms, but recognizing the weight and importance of everyone: this is the fundamental principle of the existence of the BRICS. This does not mean that any of its members will fight with the United States or other Western countries. So that? But even under Washington’s direction, none of them will break their beneficial ties with Russia or China. One striking example: In the 1980s, President Reagan asked the King of Saudi Arabia to lower oil prices in order to strangle the Soviet economy. And today the Saudis, to the chagrin of the United States, are negotiating with Russia for favorable prices for them on the world oil market.

Therefore, Comrade Xi’s absence in New Delhi can be understood as follows: we just discussed everything with Prime Minister Modi at the BRICS summit in South Africa, why else bother him? Let them slander, they say, that this is a reflection of a “conflict of interest” between India and China, if that makes them feel better.

Regardless of what is agreed upon in New Delhi or not, the G20 format continues to work. In a couple of days we will know what the final statement will be. France threatened not to sign any text if it did not condemn Russia. The African countries that are now expelling the French are unlikely to understand this. Incidentally, India proposes to include the African Union in the G20 as a collective member, just like the EU. Will Paris not like it either?


The G20 was created in response to the Asian financial crisis of the late 1990s. The leaders of the countries of this informal group have met in summit format since 2008. The G20 includes the world’s main economies: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Great Britain, Germany, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Italy, Canada, China , Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, United States, Turkey, France, South Korea. South Africa and Japan. G20 countries represent 80% of global GDP and 75% of international trade.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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