U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will miss several G20 meetings with the participation of a Russian representative in protest against Russia’s actions in Ukraine.
No country of the Group of Seven most economically developed Western states will completely boycott the meetings of finance ministers of the Group of Twenty (G20) with the participation of Russia, which will be held on Wednesday in Washington. This was reported on Tuesday by The Washington Post, citing a source.
The Group of Seven includes Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, France and Japan.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen will miss several G20 meetings with the participation of a Russian representative in protest against Russia’s actions in Ukraine, the newspaper writes. “She is also going to seek the exclusion of Russia from global financial institutions,” the publication notes.
The G7, consisting mainly of close allies of the United States, the newspaper notes, showed great unity in condemning Russia, but some of the most influential members of the G20, such as China and India, did not.
Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov will lead a delegation from Russia at the G20 meeting, the press service of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation reported earlier. Indonesia is the organizer of the conference this year. As expected, the meeting will be held in a hybrid format: the heads of the Finance Ministries and central banks can attend it both in person and connect online.
White House press Secretary Jen Psaki also announced on Monday that Yellen will not take part in the G20 meetings if representatives of Russia are present at them.