Unable to agree on war

 -Galla S Kiran Kumar,Bureau Chief Telagana (Andhra Pradesh)

There was no consensus among the G-20 member states at the Bali conference on the issue of unequivocal condemnation of the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia.

The G-20 countries, which have heard their arguments

, released the declaration in the middle of differences

Bali: There was no consensus among the G-20 member countries at the Bali conference on the issue of unequivocal condemnation of the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia. Although most of the countries strongly condemned the conflict there, some disagreed with their own arguments and analyses. This was clearly revealed in the joint declaration released on Wednesday at the end of the G-20 summit. However, all the G-20 countries voiced similar positive voices regarding adherence to international laws and protection of civilians caught in conflicts. The leaders made it clear in the declaration that ‘the present age must not become one of wars’. When he met Russian President Putin during the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in September of this year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi bluntly said that today’s era is not one of wars. It is remarkable that there is a G-20 declaration to reflect his words.

After the Bali Summit, the G-20 leaders released a 52-paragraph declaration. It stated that they were against the use of nuclear weapons. Emphasized the need to find peaceful solutions to conflicts. In the declaration, it was mentioned that the member states expressed different opinions in Bali in the same manner as expressed in the UN General Assembly and the Security Council regarding the Ukraine-Russia war. The leaders of the alliance expressed their concern on issues such as environmental changes, the specter of corruption and rising inflation. He explained the need to establish strong supply chains to ensure food and oil security. It is noteworthy that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who attended the conference on behalf of Russian President Putin, left for home on Tuesday.

The spat between Xi Jinping and Trudeau

China’s President Xi Jinping and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s open exchange of words on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Bali surprised everyone. Xi Jinping strongly objected to the media coverage of his previous meeting with Trudeau. He told the Prime Minister of Canada that it was not appropriate at all. “That is not the way negotiations are conducted. Only if we are honest.. we can talk properly. Otherwise it is difficult to say about the result” he clarified. Before Xiping could finish his words, Trudeau responded impatiently. They said that they want free and frank discussions. He frankly stated that he will continue the same trend as before. In response to this, Xi Jinping proposed to impose conditions first. Later, the two leaders shook hands and left the place.