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The Chinese Foreign Ministry urged the G20 to avoid politicizing international economic cooperation

8b422c47f25f6b7f3780101f9fba04bf.e7b3df8d2521429058af50ff07f8cef7Wang Wenbin noted that all countries should firmly adhere to dialogue, and not provoke confrontation.

The Group of Twenty (G20) should avoid politicizing international economic and financial cooperation. This was stated at a briefing on Thursday by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin, commenting on the information that Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky was allegedly invited to the G20 summit in Indonesia.

"The Group of Twenty should focus on its main tasks and responsibilities, avoid politicization and turning into a weapon of international financial and economic cooperation, promote a stable recovery of the world economy and contribute to improving global economic governance," he said.

As Wang Wenbin pointed out, the Group of Twenty is a leading forum for international economic and financial cooperation. According to him, "the current international situation is facing a lot of instability and uncertainty, the international community urgently needs to unite to counter this." The diplomat also noted that all countries should firmly adhere to dialogue, and not provoke confrontation, should firmly adhere to cooperation, and not artificially create a split, should make efforts to maintain stability in the world, and not further expand third-party benefits from the conflict.

Earlier, Zelensky said that Indonesian President Joko Widodo invited him to the Group of Twenty (G20) summit, which will be held in autumn on the Indonesian island of Bali. He did not specify in what capacity and in what form he was invited to participate in the meeting.

On Monday, Bloomberg reported, citing sources, that the United States had asked Indonesia, which chairs the G20, to invite Ukraine as an observer to the summit in November. The Chair country traditionally invites observers from other states to G20 meetings. At the same time, they, as a rule, do not take part in official discussions.

Earlier, Bloomberg also reported, citing sources, that the United States exerted pressure on the leadership of Indonesia in order to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from participating in the summit. The press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov told reporters last week that the decision on the Russian president's trip to the Group of Twenty summit in Bali has not yet been made