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Chinese foreign minister to attend G20 meet; Japan minister to give a miss

While India has held over a dozen G20 meetings so far, this will be the first time all foreign ministers gather

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Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
Newly appointed Chinese Foreign Minister Qin Gang will attend the meeting of G20 foreign ministers in New Delhi on March 2, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. The confirmation of Gang’s first visit to India came even as reports from Japan suggested Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi would skip the summit in favour of domestic parliamentary engagements.

The government is working to ensure the first G20 foreign ministers’ meeting in India results in a joint communique, officials told Business Standard. Widening differences between Russia, China, and the western nations over the war in Ukraine have seen walkouts and diplomatic battles

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First Published: Feb 28 2023 | 7:14 PM IST

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