India remains non-committal to inviting Ukraine to the G20 summit, scheduled to be held later this year in New Delhi. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held a special briefing on Thursday to mark nine years of the Narendra Modi government wherein he cleared that no invitation had been sent to Ukraine, APA reports citing Wionews.
"G20 is only for members. Haven’t reviewed the list nor has anyone talked to us about it," said Jaishankar.
The EAM confirmed that invites for the summit had been sent, immediately after India assumed the presidency and Kyiv was not one of them. The statement by Jaishankar effectively brings an end to rumours that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was going to address the G20 countries during the summit.
Zelensky addressing the G20 summit was always going to be a tall order, especially considering Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to attend the meet in New Delhi.