India G20 Foreign Minister Meet to Talk Russia's War in Ukraine

3 March 2023 05:24

Foreign ministers from the world’s major industrialized and developing nations G20 in India opened what are expected to be contentious talks dominated by Russia's war in Ukraine.

Host India appealed for all members of the fractured G20 to reach a consensus on issues of deep concern to poorer countries even if the broader east-west split over Ukraine cannot be resolved.

In a video address to the assembled foreign ministers in New Delhi, Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi urged them not to allow current tensions to destroy agreements that might be reached on food and energy security climate change, and the debt crisis. 

While they were all in the same room there was no sign that blinked would sit down with either his Russian or Chinese counterparts.