China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said, ‘The G20 summit is a big platform for international economic cooperation. It has always been of great importance to China and has actively participated in activities related to it. India had supported organizing the G20 summit this year. China is ready to work with all parties to make the G20 summit a success. He also repeated his rote answer on relations between India and China.
Ready to work together with India: China
The Chinese spokesperson said, ‘As far as relations between India and China are concerned, bilateral relations overall remain stable. There is dialogue and contact at all levels. We believe that the improvement and development of relations between China and India is in the common interest of both countries and peoples. We stand ready to work together with India to promote comprehensive development of our relations. Let us tell you that Chinese President Xi Jinping will not participate in the G20 summit being held in New Delhi this week and the Chinese delegation will be led by Prime Minister Li Keqiang.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Mao Ning said in a brief statement that at the invitation of the Indian government, Prime Minister Li Keqiang will participate in the 18th G20 summit being held in New Delhi on September 9 and 10. Later at a press conference, Mao did not give any reason for Xi’s absence from the summit, which is being hosted by India for the first time. Asked the reason for Xi not attending the G20 summit, Mao said, ‘I have just announced this and shared with you whatever information I had.’
Biden expressed disappointment over Jinping’s decision
US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva are among the leaders expected to attend the G20 summit. Have already confirmed. Meanwhile, Biden said he was ‘disappointed’ that his Chinese counterpart Xi would not attend the upcoming G20 summit in India. Biden said, ‘I am disappointed … but I will meet with him.’ However, Biden did not say when this meeting between the two leaders would take place. Xi and Biden last met at the G20 summit held in Indonesia last year.