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Putin snubs G20 summit in Indonesia

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be joining the Group of 20 (G20) summit in Bali, Indonesia next week, according to a Reuters report. Instead, the Russian leader will be represented by foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Lavrov, however, will not personally attend the gathering in Indonesia but will instead join one of the meetings virtually. In June, a Kremlin advisor said they have received the official invitation and they have responded positively. Indonesia has also invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Germany's chancellor Olaf Scholz also indicated earlier that he was still open to taking part. G20 nations make up about 80% of total world economic output, while the G7 contributes about 31%.


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