The G20 Leaders’ Summit, held in Delhi on Sunday with great fervor under India’s presidency, was hailed as an “absolute success” by the United States. We absolutely believe it was a success, said US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller to reporters on Monday during a routine press briefing. A sizable organization is the G20. Russia belongs to the G20. China is a G20 participant. In response to a question from the media asking if the G20 Summit was successful, the spokesperson spoke.
When asked about Russia’s absence from the New Delhi Leaders’ Declaration, he said, “There are members that have a diverse range of views. We believe the fact that the organisation was able to issue a statement that calls for respecting territorial integrity and sovereignty and saying that those principles should not be violated is an extremely important statement because that is exactly what is at the heart of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”
“It is those very questions so we thought that was an incredibly important statement for them to make,” Miller added.