Ukraine working to secure invitation to G20 summit in India — Foreign Ministry

17 August, 02:20 AM
The summit in India will be held in September (Photo:REUTERS/Amit Dave)

The summit in India will be held in September (Photo:REUTERS/Amit Dave)

Ukraine, along with its international partners, is working to secure an official invitation to the G20 summit in New Delhi, India, scheduled for Sept. 9-10, Deputy Foreign Minister Mykola Tochytskyi told Ukrainian TV broadcasters on Aug. 16.

“We are working on this [summit invitation],” said Tochytskyi.

“We believe that what the Russian Federation is doing in terms of terminating the 'grain deal' is a challenge not only for African and Asian countries, but also for the global economy.”

He noted that not only Ukraine but also international partners are working on securing the invitation, as the summit will be focused mostly on discussing economic challenges, some of which are related to the disruption of the supply of Ukrainian grain to African and Asian countries at risk of food insecurity.

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Earlier, Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar stated that Ukraine would not be invited to the upcoming G20 summit.

On March 11, Bloomberg reported that Russian dictator Vladimir Putin might attend the September G20 summit in India.

In August, Politico reported, citing an anonymous official, that world leaders might conduct peace negotiations regarding Ukraine during the UN General Assembly or the G20 summit in India, as both events will occur in September.

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