习近平向第八届中俄博览会致贺信
习近平向第八届中俄博览会致贺信
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G20 not appropriate platform to discuss political security issues: spokesperson

Source: Xinhua | 2022-03-16

BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) -- The Group of 20 (G20) is the premier forum for international economic cooperation, not an appropriate platform to discuss political security issues such as Ukraine, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.

Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to a query on an Indonesian official's recent comments that the G20 is a multilateral economic cooperation mechanism and, as Indonesia holds the rotating presidency of G20, it does not intend to include the Ukraine crisis in the current agenda.

Zhao said that under the current circumstances, G20 is shouldering important responsibilities in advancing international anti-pandemic cooperation and maintaining the stability and recovery of the world economy.

He called on G20 to stick to its mandate, deepen solidarity and cooperation, and work for a joint response to prominent challenges such as global public health and economic and financial issues.

China supports Indonesia in promoting cooperation across the board in accordance with the established agenda, Zhao said, adding that China will continue to get deeply involved in the preparation process of the Bali Summit and make positive contribution to improving global economic governance and promoting post-pandemic economic and social recovery.

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