Feb 25, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
Due to disagreements from Russia and China over how the war in Ukraine was described in the meeting’s final declaration, the G20 finance ministers’ meeting in India came to an end without reaching a consensus.
There was no agreement on the language of the war in Ukraine, according to the report provided by the G20 Chair and an outcome document.
The first day of the meeting took place on the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
On Friday, as the G20 talks in Bengaluru came to an abrupt end amid disarray, the G7 announced further sanctions against Russia.
Leaders had vehemently denounced the conflict at their most recent major gathering in Bali in November of last year.
Two phrases from the Bali declaration were included in the communique prepared for the Bengaluru conference, but Russia and China insisted they be removed and that they could not be included in the final text this time.
Canada has been represented at the negotiations by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland.
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