Chinese FM supports Indonesia to keep Ukraine crisis off G20 agenda
Published: Mar 15, 2022 08:50 PM
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian Photo:

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian Photo:

The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said that although the Group of 20 (G20) is a major forum for international economic cooperation, it is not an appropriate forum to discuss the Ukraine crisis.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at Tuesday's press briefing and said that China supported Indonesia's comments that the G20 was established to promote multilateral economic cooperation.

Holding presidency of the G20, Indonesia believes that it will focus on fulfilling its obligations under the G20 Rome Leaders' Declaration and does not intend to include the Ukraine crisis on the present agenda. 

Under the current situation, the G20 has undertaken important responsibilities in promoting international cooperation against COVID-19 and maintaining stability and recovery of the global economy, Zhao said. The G20 has remained committed to its responsibilities, deepened solidarity and cooperation, and worked together to address challenges in global public health, economy and finance, according to Zhao.

China supports Indonesia's efforts in promoting G20 cooperation in various fields in accordance with the set agenda, Zhao said.  

China will continue to work in the preparatory process of the summit which will be held in Bali, and make positive contributions to improving global economic governance and promoting the post-epidemic economic recovery, Zhao said.