India’s External Affairs Minister to take part in Indonesia G20 FMs Meet

Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will be taking part in the G20 foreign ministers meet to take place in Indonesia’s Bali later this month. The foreign ministers meet, which takes place just before the summit, will take place from July 7-8th. Indonesia is the chair of the G20 this year, and will host the summit in Bali, the only Hindu majority province of the Muslim majority country, in mid-November.

This year’s G20 meeting has been dominated by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with western nations not keen on presence of the Russian President Putin at the summit. Indonesia as the chair decided on countries’ participation and wants all member countries of the grouping to be present at the summit, including Russian President.

At the Foreign Ministers level meet, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will be present. Indonesia has also invited Ukraine’s foreign minister Dmytro Kuleba at the meet.