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Russia's war in Ukraine masks the post-pandemic economic recovery of the G20

Russia's attack on Ukraine is on the agenda as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with other foreign ministers of the G20's 20 largest economies later this week in Bali, Indonesia. It is on the top of. ..

Blinken departs Wednesday for the G20 Ministerial Conference in Bali from July 7th to 8th. There will also be a pull-aside meeting with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Bali.

"In addition to attending G20-related promises, the Secretary will hold a bilateral meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. Secretary of State Brinken, among other bilateral agreements, We will meet with the Secretary of State of the People's Republic of China [PRC] and Foreign Minister Wang Yi about the G20 margin, "the Ministry of State said in a statement on Tuesday.

According to diplomatic sources, Blinken may have two long meetings with the king, the first meeting focusing on bilateral relations and the second meeting focusing on international affairs. high.

Blinken heads to Bangkok after the G20 ministers. According to the State Department, efforts to expand health and climate cooperation and mitigate Myanmar's humanitarian crisis after last year's military coup are on the agenda.

Ukraine is not a G20 member, but its Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba was invited to this week's minister after Ukraine became a candidate for the European Union. Prior to his minister, Mr. Kleber said he had coordinated his position with Josep Borrell, the EU's foreign policy director.

"We agree and are working on the need for a seventh EU sanctions package against Russia," Kleber said in a tweet.

U.S. officials say Washington will not ease pressure on the Kremlin until Russia's war on Ukraine causes global economic instability and Russia ends its military attack. Said.

No formal meeting is scheduled between Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Bali.

US-China

The meeting between Blinken and the Chinese Foreign Minister is a strategy in which the US chief diplomat defeats Biden's China in late May.


Blinken said in his statement that the United States is not aiming to separate from China and that the relationship between the world's two largest economies is not a zero-sum game. rice field.

For months, a senior State Department official said he had never seen China provide material assistance to Russia for the war with Ukraine, if the Beijing government did. It warns of "results".

Last week, the US Department of Commerce added five Chinese companies allegedly supporting Russia's military and defense industry base to the trade blacklist.


Some Republican US lawmakers have stated that the Biden administration's actions are inadequate.

"The weak notion of the" results "of the (Biden) administration has little help in blocking the continued support of the CCP (Republican Party) for Putin's war crimes (Russian President Vladimir Putin)." Republican Michael McCaul, leader of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said. June 29th. "We should take serious sanctions against these violators," McCall said.

The G20 split on the Russian war in Ukraine

Russia's participation in the G-20 event is the seven major industrialized nations, or the G7, and Other large developing countries.

Many members, especially the G7, have forcibly condemned Russia's aggression and upheld serious economic sanctions. Member states such as China and India have abstained from various UN resolutions and have refrained from publicly blaming Russia.


US President Joe Biden said Russia should not remain a member of the G20, but China, Brazil and South Africa should exclude Russia from the group. Expressed opposition to. These countries are also members of the five large emerging economies known as BRICS and are considered to replace the US-led world order.

Some G20 members have stated that the divisions widened by Russia's Ukraine war should not obscure the theme of this year's economic recovery after the coronavirus pandemic. Indonesia, which holds the replacement presidency of 20 groups of

, states that it maintains an independent foreign policy and does not support the world's major powers. Indonesia, reluctant to exclude Russia's President Vladimir Putin from the G20 summit, is not considered a side-choice and wants to focus this year's G20 discussions on post-COVID-19 economic recovery. Reflects.

Last week, Indonesian President Joko Widodo became the first Asian leader to visit Ukraine and Russia, after which Putin said, "Food from both Russia and Ukraine" amid growing global concerns. And provide security to the supply of fertilizer. " Food crisis.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen recently told German broadcaster ZDF that Putin could attend the November G20 summit with Western leaders meeting. "It's not a reason to paralyze the entire G20," he said. ..

"In my opinion, the G20 is also important for developing and emerging countries, and Putin should not destroy this organization."

G20 co-shelpa According to Dian Triansyah Djani, this week's ministers will not produce official documents or communiqués.

US-Thailand

"In Bangkok, Thailand, Secretary Blinken will meet with Prime Minister Prayut Chan-Ocha and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramdwinai. We look forward to discussing various issues based on the success of Thailand's APEC 2022 agenda in the year of APEC in 2023, "said the Ministry of State.

Thailand is a major US security ally in Asia. Following the first US-Thailand Strategic Defense Dialogue in May, the two countries signed a groundbreaking information exchange agreement in June. In this dialogue, the two countries agreed to expand cooperation in cybersecurity and economic recovery after COVID-19.

"In 2022, China emerged as a serious competitor, but the United States continues to be Thailand's major security partner. Thailand seeks a balance of security cooperation between the two countries. I'm doing it. " Paul Chambers, International Affairs Advisor, Faculty of ASEAN Community Studies, Naresuan University, based in Thailand, said.

Chambers told VOA that the Royal Thai Air Force is about to buy eight F-35 aircraft from the United States, but Washington is F- due to its close military ties with Beijing, Thailand. We are concerned that the 35 advanced technologies could be compromised.

The best diplomat visit to Bangkok has been rescheduled since December last year following positive COVID-19 test results, including members of Blinken's flight crew and one travel reporter. rice field.