Norms and Values
The Meeting of the G20 Foreign Ministers. An Expert Discussion
Valdai Club Conference Hall, Tsvetnoy boulevard 16/1, Moscow, Russia
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On July 11, the Valdai Club hosted a discussion dedicated to the meeting of the G20 foreign ministers.

The activities of the G20 this year have been seriously affected by the consequences of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine. In March 2022, the US President issued a call for Russia's exclusion from the G20. Ideas were discussed about the Western states reducing the level of their representation at the summit, and the refusal of their leaders to participate in the meeting if the President of Russia accepts an invitation. However, the EU leadership has already declared that such a boycott is unproductive. According to Konstantin Kosachev, vice speaker of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation, such a boycott could be supported by “a quarter to a third” of the G20 countries, that is, a minority, which meant the end of the “illusion of a global consensus against Russia.” In late June, it became clear that Moscow had previously informed Indonesia of the intention of the President of the Russian Federation to take part in the G20 summit