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It Is A Breakthrough Summit In Many Ways: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov On G20 Summit

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov asserted that the West's dominance would inevitably wane due to the emergence of new centers of global influence.

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov
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On Sunday, Russia hailed the G20 Summit led by India's presidency as a significant turning point in several aspects. The outcomes of the summit not only charted a course for addressing various global challenges but also underscored the strength and significance of the Global South.

During a press briefing, Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, emphasized India's crucial role in preventing Western nations from advancing their approaches on numerous issues, including the situation in Ukraine.

The summit declaration unequivocally conveyed the message that resolving military conflicts around the world must align with the principles of the UN Charter. Furthermore, it indicated that Western powers would not be able to push forward their proposed solutions to various crises.

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"It is a brekathrough summit in many ways. It provides us a way forward to move ahead in many issues," he added. 

Lavrov also observed that the G20 Summit in New Delhi set a course towards promoting fairness in global governance and global finance.

"I want to express my gratitude to India for preventing attempts to politicise G20," he said while adding the West will not be able to remain a hegemony as we see new centres of power in world. 

Regarding the challenges arising from climate change, the Russian Foreign Minister pointed out that Western powers have failed to fulfill their commitment of providing USD 100 billion annually to developing nations to address the impacts of climate change.

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On consensus over New Delhi G20 Leaders' Summit Declaration, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says, "When they agreed to that, perhaps it was the voice of their conscience. Speaking frankly, we didn't expect that...Let me underline that we cannot isolate that paragraph (on Ukraine and Russia) from the rest of the work on the declaration. The main content of the declaration this year is all about the awakening of the Global South and the consolidation of the Global South that is truly willing for the G20 to work for its main goals..."

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