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G-20 presidency has ruled out Putin's participation in Bali meeting: Draghi

The Nov 15-16 summit risked awkward diplomatic encounters if Putin were to have come, as announced by the Kremlin.

Mario Draghi, Italy premier

Mario Draghi, Italy's Premier | Photo: Shutterstock

AP Elmau (Germany)
Italian Premier Mario Draghi says the Indonesian presidency of the Group of 20 nations has ruled out in-person participation by Russian President Vladimir Putin at the November meeting of the group in Bali.
The Nov 15-16 summit risked awkward diplomatic encounters if Putin were to have come, as announced by the Kremlin.
But Draghi, whose country held the G-20 presidency before handing it off to Indonesia, said Tuesday the G-7 had rallied to support Indonesian President Joko Widodo to organise a successful summit.
Asked about the Kremlin's announcement that Putin would participate, Draghi said: President Widodo excludes it. He was categorical: He's not coming. What might happen I don't know what will happen but what might happen is perhaps a remote intervention.

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First Published: Jun 28 2022 | 10:42 PM IST

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