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In New Delhi: The G20 Summit is slated to take place in the nation’s capital in September, and India has extended invitations to all G20 participants, invited nations, and international organisations.

In answer to a question on whether Russia has officially confirmed that Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 Summit, official spokesperson for the External Affairs Ministry Arindam Bagchi stated that he is unable to comment on any specific leader.

“At this time, all I can do is reaffirm what we already indicated, which is that all G20 members as well as the invited countries, invited international institutions, and invited international organisations have all received invitations. Since this is a physical summit, we hope that everyone who has been invited can attend in person.

There have been affirmations, which I acknowledge, but I don’t have a definitive yes or no answer for any one leader, and I don’t believe that perspective is fair. However, we are excited to have the leaders here for our G20 Leaders Summit in New Delhi in September,” he added.

In 2022, Putin had declined to attend the G20 conference in Bali, Indonesia, and sent Sergey Lavrov in his place.

Putin won’t be attending the BRICS nations conference, the office of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa confirmed earlier today. Since the Covid-19 pandemic’s emergence and the ensuing international limitations, this will be the first summit that has been held in-person. The leaders of Brazil, India, China, and South Africa will be present at the summit.

Putin’s statement at the summit will instead be broadcast via video conference, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov to the Russian news agency TASS. Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, will attend the conference in person, according to Peskov.

Lavrov attended the G20 Foreign Ministers conference in Goa in March. As of December 1, India presided over the G20.

On September 9 and 10, the 18th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit is slated to take place in New Delhi. The gathering will be the culmination of all G20 procedures and gatherings of ministers, senior officials, and civil society that took place during the year.

According to the official G20 release, a declaration of the G20 Leaders will be adopted at the conclusion of the New Delhi Summit, expressing the commitment of the Leaders to the priorities discussed and decided during the corresponding ministerial and working group meetings.

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and the European Union are the 19 nations that make up the Group of Twenty (G20). Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates are the invited nations.

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