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Indonesia: 'Most members condemned war in Ukraine' - G20 summit concludes with official declaration
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Indonesia: 'Most members condemned war in Ukraine' - G20 summit concludes with official declaration

Indonesia, Bali
November 16, 2022 at 09:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

The G20 summit ended in Bali on Wednesday, with leaders issuing a joint declaration saying that 'most members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine'.

"Please allow me to repeat my message from the opening of yesterday's session," said the host, Indonesian President Joko Widodo. "Stop the war. I repeat: Stop the war. A lot is at stake."

The declaration was signed off by all members of the bloc, according to media reports. While it noted that there are 'other views and assessments of the situation and sanctions', the leaders agreed to uphold international law and oppose the threat of nuclear weapons.

They also welcomed the Black Sea Grain Initiative - the UN-brokered deals to unblock Ukrainian and Russian exports.

On Tuesday, Russian representative Sergei Lavrov accused some Western nations of trying to 'politicise' the declaration.

The meeting ended with the handover to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose country will host the 2023 summit.

"India is resuming responsibility of the G20 at a time when the world is dealing with geopolitical tensions, economic recession, increased prices of food and energy and the long term adverse effects of the pandemic all at once," he said. "At such a time, the world is looking towards the G20 with a lot of hope."

India officially takes over the presidency on December 1, with the session running until November 30, 2023.

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The G20 summit ended in Bali on Wednesday, with leaders issuing a joint declaration saying that 'most members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine'.

"Please allow me to repeat my message from the opening of yesterday's session," said the host, Indonesian President Joko Widodo. "Stop the war. I repeat: Stop the war. A lot is at stake."

The declaration was signed off by all members of the bloc, according to media reports. While it noted that there are 'other views and assessments of the situation and sanctions', the leaders agreed to uphold international law and oppose the threat of nuclear weapons.

They also welcomed the Black Sea Grain Initiative - the UN-brokered deals to unblock Ukrainian and Russian exports.

On Tuesday, Russian representative Sergei Lavrov accused some Western nations of trying to 'politicise' the declaration.

The meeting ended with the handover to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose country will host the 2023 summit.

"India is resuming responsibility of the G20 at a time when the world is dealing with geopolitical tensions, economic recession, increased prices of food and energy and the long term adverse effects of the pandemic all at once," he said. "At such a time, the world is looking towards the G20 with a lot of hope."

India officially takes over the presidency on December 1, with the session running until November 30, 2023.