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Vladimir Putin to skip G20 summit in Bali, says Indonesian government official

Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov walked out of G20 foreign ministers’ meeting in Bali in July after facing jeers

Shweta Sharma
Thursday 10 November 2022 18:05 GMT
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Vladimir Putin will not attend a gathering of G20 leaders in Indonesia next week, officials have confirmed, avoiding the platform where he would face western leaders for the first time since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov is set to lead the Russian delegation at the two-day summit in Bali, beginning 15 November.

Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the chief of support for G20 events, told reporters in Denpasar, Indonesia that Mr Putin confirmed his absence from the summit to Indonesian president Joko Widodo and confirmed that Mr Lavrov will be present on his behalf.

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