China has expressed its support for the desire of Russian President, Vladimir Putin, to attend the 2022 G20 Summit which will be held in Bali, Indonesia, in next November.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Russia was an important member of the G20. Therefore, other G20 member countries have no right to stop Putin’s arrival.
“No member has the right to dismiss another country, as a member. The G20 must implement real cooperation (multilateralism), strengthen unity and cooperation,” Wang said at a press conference, as quoted by News.com.au, on Thursday (March 24, 2022).
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on February 24, Putin’s country has received sanctions from various countries in the world, especially the United States (US) and Western countries. The sanctions are an attempt to isolate Moscow from the global economy.
This is a response to the news circulating that the US and Western countries that belong to the G7 group are considering removing Russia from the G20 membership.
However, Putin insisted on attending the G20 summit next November. This was stated by the Russian Ambassador in Jakarta Lyudmila Georgievna Vorobieva, in a press conference held in Jakarta last Wednesday.