Compromise Summit participants, including Russia, stress that “the use or threat to use nuclear weapons is inadmissible”
The leaders of the G20 countries, in Bali on November 16, 2022. — AGF/AGF/SIPA
By the very admission of Indonesian President Joko Widodo the publication of a press release common at the G20 summit will have been “very difficult”. It must be said that the leaders present at Bali does not all have the same opinion on the war waged by Moscow against kyiv. But in the end, by mentioning the divergent positions of the countries, the text collected all the signatures, in particular those of Russia, China and India. If Beijing and New Delhi have never explicitly condemned Moscow since the start of the war, Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi are increasingly distancing themselves from Vladimir Putin. The G20 has therefore marked a little more the international isolation of the master of the Kremlin.
In the press release final published Wednesday, “most” G20 members “strongly condemn the war in Ukraine” and all agree that the conflict is “undermining the global economy”. The members of the group also underline in this text that “the use or threat to use nuclear weapons is inadmissible”.
Indonesia, the host country of the summit, hoped in early 2022 to be able to focus its presidency on cooperative efforts to recover the world economy after the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19. But the war started in February by Russia in Ukraine has upset people. this program by provoking multiple crises, in particular food and energy, and widening divisions between countries.
After a series of preparatory ministerial meetings for the G20 which had been cabbage to reach common positions, to Because of deep divisions between Westerners, Russia and countries of the South on the war in Ukraine, Indonesia has multiplied diplomatic efforts to secure a summit agreement. Joko Widodo will therefore have finally succeeded in get a joint text. For this he thanked “everyone who participated and who have shown flexibility.” It is now the turn of the leaders of the countries of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum to meet in Paris. Bangkok, this Thursday and Friday, for a summit with the also in the background the war in Ukraine.