The meeting of G20 foreign ministers in India has been marred by the conflict in Ukraine.
With Blinken calling on Russia to end its war of aggression and withdraw from Ukraine.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged nations to stand above their divisions.
A meeting of G20 foreign ministers in India has been “marred” by the conflict in Ukraine, according to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“Unfortunately, this meeting has again been marred by Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war against Ukraine, deliberate campaign of destruction against civilian targets, and its attack on the core principles of the UN Charter,” Blinken said in prepared remarks ahead of the G20 meeting in New Delhi.
“We must continue to call on Russia to end its war of aggression and withdraw from Ukraine for the sake of international peace and economic stability,” added Blinken.
G20 representatives have met in India, which is now holding the group’s leadership, for a number of events.
Adding that “multilateralism is in jeopardy,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged nations to “stand above [their] divisions.”
“You are meeting at a time of deep global divisions. As foreign ministers, it is but natural that your discussions are affected by the geopolitical tensions of the day,” he said.
“However, as the leading economies of the world, we also have a responsibility towards those who are not in this room. The world looks upon the G20 to ease the challenges of growth.”
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Antony Blinken and Sergey Lavrov met in New Delhi. To discuss Ukraine...