Modi is at risk of being ditched from the gathering over New Delhi’s stance on the Ukraine conflict, Bloomberg reported
Germany wanted to invite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a guest to a G7 summit that it will host in June, but may reconsider due to New Delhi’s refusal to condemn Russia for its attack on Ukraine, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.
According to the outlet, sources close to the matter said that the list of Bavaria guests was prepared before Russia attacked in February. It also included nations such as Senegal and South Africa.
A spokesperson for Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated that the German head of government was being asked about his comments. “would like to see as many international partners as possible joining the [anti-Russian] sanctions,”And that it would reveal the final list of G7 invitedes when it’s published.
G7 or Group of Seven is an informal group of countries that was the largest in terms of global economic power in 1970s. This group includes Canada (France, Germany), Italy, Japan and the United States. These same countries are leading an effort to penalize Russia by imposing crippling economic sanctions in response to its attack on Ukraine.
Critics claim that the G7 has become obsolete as economic powershouses such as India and China have emerged. Many countries in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East refused to participate in the US’s anti-Russian anti-Russian war. Beijing joined Moscow and blamed NATO expansion in Europe for triggering hostilities.
India is refusing to cut trade with Russia. Russia has been a key supplier of weaponry for India’s armed forces. It also increased its purchases of Russian energy, as US and allies attempted to reduce Russian oil and gas trading.
New Delhi’s defiance “had not gone unnoticed in the chancellery,”Bloomberg was told by one source. According to Bloomberg, the outlet said that Western countries will face a similar diplomatic problem at the G20 summit in Indonesia later this year.
Russia is part of the more representative economic forum, as it values participation in G20 summits. While the West would like Russia to be condemned in any final communiqué arising out of the November summit, they do not wish to see the public split on this issue.
Russia received a G7 seat in 1997. It was subsequently renamed G8, and was expelled in 2014. This was in response to its involvement in the Ukrainian crisis. The democratically elected President of Ukraine was overthrown in Kiev by an armed coup. There was chaos in Russia’s eastern regions, where Donetsk became the leader and Lugansk broke away. After a referendum, Crimea was returned to Russia while two other countries waged war on the Ukrainian army sent by Kiev in an effort to end the rebellion.
Moscow attacked the neighboring state in late February, following Ukraine’s failure to implement the terms of the Minsk agreements signed in 2014, and Russia’s eventual recognition of the Donbass republics of Donetsk and Lugansk. Minsk Protocol, which was negotiated by France and Germany, gave the regions that had broken away special status in the Ukrainian government.
Russia demanded Ukraine declare itself neutral and refuse to join NATO’s military bloc. Kiev claims that the Russian invasion was unprovoked. It also denies any plans to take the republics with force.
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