“I will invite them (Xi and Putin) and hope that they will come to Brazil and participate in the summit,” Brazilian President Lula da Silva says.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said that he would invite his Russian and Chinese counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, respectively, to the next G20 summit, which will take place in Brazil in 2024.
In the aftermath of the G20 summit in the Indian capital of New Delhi, the country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, transferred the G20 presidency to da Silva.
The forum’s next gathering will be November 18-19, 2024, in Rio de Janeiro.
“I will invite them (Xi and Putin) and hope that they will come to Brazil and participate in the summit,” India’s Ani news agency quoted the president as saying at a news conference.
Mr Da Silva added that he was unaware of why the Russian and Chinese leaders did not attend the summit in New Delhi.
He also hoped the Ukraine war would end when the 2024 summit in Brazil opens, and everything “will be back to normal.”
The president outlined topics that will be discussed during the G20 gathering in Brazil, adding that its organisation is a great responsibility for the country.
“We will put inequality at the top: inequality of gender, race, education, health, poverty, and hunger. The world needs balance,” Mr da Silva said, saying that he plans to discuss energy transition, reform of multilateral institutions, and the possibility of granting Brazil a permanent membership in the UN Security Council.
The top-level G20 summit in New Delhi, which took place from Saturday to Sunday last week, gathered the 20 member states and nine other nations, including Bangladesh, Egypt, Spain, Mauritius, Nigeria, the Netherlands, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and Singapore.