China finally spoke out about the G20 summit in New Delhi, stating that the Declaration approved by the member countries gave a “positive signal” that the prominent grouping is “working together” to address global challenges and boost global economic recovery.
India scored a huge diplomatic victory on Saturday when the G20 summit hosted under its presidency adopted a consensus declaration overcoming major disagreements on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged for the “global trust deficit” to be closed.
The Chinese foreign ministry praised the outcome of the two-day summit, which finished on Sunday, in its first reaction.
“The summit adopted a leaders’ declaration, which reflects China’s proposition and states that the G20 would act in concrete ways through partnerships, sending a positive signal of the G20 working together to tackle global challenges and promote world economic recovery and global development,” said Mao Ning, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
In response to a question about the summit’s outcome, Mao stated, “In the process of preparing for this New Delhi summit, China played a constructive role and always supported the summit in attaching importance to the concerns of developing countries and reaching fruitful outcomes in support of common development.” Chinese Premier Li Qiang represented President Xi Jinping at the event.
Mao stated that China has always valued and actively supported the work of the G20, and that it is critical for the grouping to stand in solidarity and collaborate to confront various dangers and problems in the global economy and development.
“During his attendance at the G20 Summit in New Delhi, Premier Li Qiang elaborated on China’s views and propositions on G20 cooperation, calling on all parties to stick to the original aspiration of solidarity and cooperation, live up to the responsibility for peace and development as required by our times, and be partners in promoting world economic recovery, open cooperation, and global sustainable development,” she said.
The G20 member countries account for around 85% of global GDP, more than 75% of global commerce, and almost two-thirds of global population.
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union compose the group. The African Union was welcomed as a permanent member of the G20 on Saturday.