Beyond Bali

India's presidency must make G20 more relevant

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President of Indonesia Joko Widodo hands over the G20 Presidency to India at the closing ceremony of the Bali Summit

Business Standard Editorial Comment
Predictably, the Ukraine war and its fallout dominated events at the G20 summit in Bali, with disagreements reportedly delaying the wording of the final declarations. The differences reflected global alignments on the issue, with some countries reaffirming their national positions — as expressed earlier at the United Nations Security Council —in opposing moves by the US and the EU to condemn Russia for the invasion of Ukraine. On November 15, the leaders of US, Europe, Japan and the UK met on the margins of the summit and released a strongly worded statement condemning “the barbaric missile attacks that Russia perpetrated on Ukrainian cities and civil infrastructure”. In the end, the joint declaration reflected those dichotomies with the paragraph on the

First Published: Nov 16 2022 | 11:06 PM IST

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