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April 18, 2024
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Chinese President Xi Jinping to skip G-20 Summit in India, Premier Li Qiang takes the helm”

New Delhi: Chinese President Xi Jinping has officially confirmed that he will not be attending the G-20 conference scheduled for September 9-10 in Delhi, India. This announcement was made by the Chinese Foreign Ministry.

In lieu of President Xi’s absence, it has been reported that Chinese Premier Li Chiang will represent China at the G-20 conference in Delhi. India extended an invitation to China for this important international gathering.

According to the News Agency PTI report, “Chinese President Xi Jinping not to attend G20 Summit; Premier Li Qiang to head delegation: Foreign Ministry”

While Chinese local media Global Times also confirmed on X, “China looks forward to the G20 New Delhi Summit reaching a consensus on tackling challenges in the economy and development, conveying confidence to the outside world and promoting shared prosperity and growth”

Jinping is the second world leader to skip the summit in India.

Interestingly, this follows a similar decision from Russia, where President Vladimir Putin had also declined the invitation to attend the G-20 conference in India. last week Russia’s President conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi his inability to attend the meeting. Putin told the Prime Minister he intends to send foreign minister Sergey Lavrov instead.

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