The G20 in India: A Final Communique that Leaves a Bitter Taste
The G20 summit in India ended with a final communiqué that drew mixed reactions. One point of contention concerns the situation in Ukraine, where Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky expressed displeasure that the statement did not explicitly condemn the Russian invasion.
In the final communiqué, G20 leaders adopted a general position under the UN charter, calling on all states to refrain from the threat or use of force to seek Territorial gains at the expense of territorial integrity. However, there is no explicit mention of Russian aggression against Ukraine, which marks a change from the previous year.
This development was strongly criticized by kyiv, which considers that the press release should reflect more precisely the reality of the situation in Ukraine. In response, Ukraine confirmed that it had slowed down its counter-offensive and expressed dissatisfaction with the slow delivery of weapons.
Another area of concern is the invitation to former Brazilian President Lula to visit Brazil next year without fear of arrest. This decision raised concerns about the impunity of political leaders.
Regarding environmental concerns, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed disappointment at the lack of ambitious climate results in the final communiqué. Contrary to the expectations of several observers, the press release does not mention the need to move away from fossil fuels. Emmanuel Macron called for a faster transition away from coal and oil, but also urged emerging countries to take similar measures.
Although the G20 has affirmed its commitment to renewable energy and reducing emissions, many voices have been raised calling for a stronger commitment to the climate. Some called the final statement "a very negative signal to the world" and stressed the urgency of action on the climate crisis. The big news of this edition is the integration of the African Union
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