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Chinese Premier Li Qiang will almost certainly represent China at the G20 Summit in India next week in place of President Xi Jinping, who will not attend the summit.
The G20 Summit is not taking place in India while the Chinese President is there. On the condition of anonymity, one of the individuals mentioned above stated that Premier Li will probably represent China at the Summit.
However, as numerous presidents have previously left the G20 Summits for a variety of reasons, they claimed as stated by PTI, Jinping’s absence says nothing about the host nation.
various heads of state may not attend the G20 Summit in India, according to various media sources.
These things don’t say anything positive about the host nation, he said.
Additionally, President Xi will not attend the East Asia and ASEAN summits that will be held in Jakarta the following week.
On September 9 and 10, there will be a two-day G20 summit in Delhi. Leaders and representatives from 40 nations, including the 20 member states, will attend the two-day summit.
In addition to Jinping, Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, has already informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his decision to abstain from the summit due to his need to concentrate on the “special military operation” in Ukraine.
President Xi’s Absence at G20 Summit Raises Speculation
The Chinese Premier is expected to visit India after attending the East Asia summit in Jakarta. According to PTI sources, Chinese President Xi decided against going to Italy in 2021 to attend the G20 conference because of COVID-19 limitations in China.
It is important to note, though, that neither China nor India have made any official announcements on who would represent Beijing at the forthcoming G20 summit.
Since 2008, there have been 16 actual G20 meetings and 1 virtual summit (Saudi Arabia, 2020). In 2009 and 2010, there were two summits per year.
The individuals quoted above said that out of these, save for the first three summits in 2008 and 2009, there has never been a single occasion from 2010 to the present where every country has participated at the Heads of State (HOS) or Heads of Government (HOG) level.
“Attendance at international summits fluctuates from year to year. It is not always possible for every leader to attend every summit because of the multiple demands on the leaders’ time in today’s globe, according to a source quoted by PTI.
The countries included in the grouping include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK, the US, and the European Union (EU).