G20 Sherpa Svetlana Lucas said that Russia and India have common priorities in the G20, including green growth, restoring and increasing economic growth and trade, and digitization.
Moscow: of Russia G20 Sherpa In the context of the Ukraine crisis, Svetlana Lucas said on Friday that the G20 should focus on global economic development instead of raising geopolitics and security issues. Lucas is currently participating in the second meeting of the G20 Sherpas in the backwaters of Kerala, organized by India.
He said that any deviation from the group’s responsibilities as the leading forum for global economic cooperation would mean that it would not be able to reach a consensus. He further said that Russia and India have common priorities in the G20, including green development, economic growth and restoring and increasing trade, and digitization.
‘G20 is not the appropriate forum for security issues’
Talking about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s participation in the G20 and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summits in India, Lucas said that his arrival is certain. But the final decision in this matter is yet to come. Referring to the Bali summit, he said that our leaders had committed that the G20 is not the appropriate forum to discuss security issues. So, until our G7 partners discuss those issues. What are the mandates of the G20, we will not be able to
Lucas said that in its function as the principal forum for international economic cooperation, it was not able to reach consensus and issued joint communiqués instead of presidential statements. Referring to the summit in Indonesia, he said that the G20 was not a platform to solve security issues, but he also believed that it could be a decisive step towards the global economy on security issues.
Spoke on bilateral meeting with Amitabh Kant
In recent weeks, China and Russia have moved away from the text used in the Bali declaration, referring to the war in Ukraine, saying that the situation has changed since the document was finalized last November.
Lucas said his bilateral meeting with India’s G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant on Friday focused on how the two sides would approach and move forward on key issues, including ways to prepare a joint communique .
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