G20 Summit: Chinese President Xi Jinping is reportedly considering skipping the G20 Summit, with sources indicating that Premier Li Keqiang is likely to take his place as China's representative at the summit.
Sources familiar with the situation in both India and China have informed the news agency Reuters that Chinese President Xi Jinping might distance himself from the upcoming G20 Summit in India, scheduled for September 9-10.
According to these sources, Premier Li Keqiang from Beijing could potentially represent China at the summit.
As of now, spokespersons from the Indian and Chinese foreign ministries have not provided any comments on this matter.
On the other hand, Russian President Vladimir Putin had previously announced his non-participation in this summit.
In his place, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will be attending the meeting.
As part of the upcoming G20 Summit set to be held in New Delhi, several prominent world leaders including U.S. President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, among others, are expected to attend.
More than 30 countries are slated to participate in the G20 summit, with around 20 countries directly participating and several others invited as guests.
It was anticipated that during the upcoming summit in India, there might have been a meeting between Xi and U.S. President Joe Biden. The last known meeting between Xi and Biden occurred at the G20 Summit held in Bali, Indonesia, last year.