NEW DELHI: The G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM) is slated to take place in physical format from March 1-2, 2023, in New Delhi, with India serving as host country.
There will be representatives from 40 countries, including non-G20 members who were invited by India. The G20 member countries' foreign ministers are due to hear from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will discuss India's expanding global influence.
One of the most important G20 gatherings is the one with the foreign ministers. Days after a meeting of the G20 member countries' finance ministers and central bank governors in Bengaluru, which failed to produce a joint communique due to stark disagreements between the Western powers and the Russia-China alliance over the Ukraine conflict, the G20 foreign ministers meeting is taking place.
The foreign ministers will probably also talk about how to deal with the slowing economy, rising inflation, declining demand for goods and services, and rising prices for fuel, food, and fertilisers.
Agenda for the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting: The foreign ministers are likely to talk about how to deal with the slowing economy, rising inflation, declining demand for goods and services, and rising prices for fuel, food, and fertilisers.
During Lavrov's travel to India for the G20, the Russian Foreign Ministry had stated that he and India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will discuss a range of regional issues, including "developments in Ukraine."
Prior to the meeting, EAM Jaishankar also had separate bilateral discussions with his counterparts from Brazil, Turkey, and Mauritius. These discussions focused on the Ukraine situation and the agenda for the G20 foreign ministers' conference.
India does not want Ukraine to dominate the event, but it will be at the top of the agenda, an official from the Indian Foreign Ministry who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity said. The official added that New Delhi "intends to continue acting as the voice of the Global South and pressing concerns vital to the region."
American initiatives to solve concerns with food and energy security that affect developing countries will be highlighted by Antony Blinken. Prior to Blinken's departure for the meeting, Toloui told reporters that the top diplomat for the United States will also "underscore the damage that Russia's war of aggression has inflicted" and encourage other countries to intensify their requests for Russia to halt the conflict.