Earlier, President Biden proposed to exclude the Russian Federation from this organization.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday that because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it cannot be a constructive partner in the G20, a group of countries that unites a number of the world’s largest economies.
Speaking to reporters in Ottawa, Trudeau said that the G20 leaders are discussing Russia’s membership in the G20 due to the fact that the war in Ukraine “turned economic growth for everyone around the world, and Russia cannot be a constructive partner.”
Any attempt by the United States, Canada and other Western allies to exclude Russia is likely to be met with resistance from other states in the G20, including China, India, Saudi Arabia and some other countries.
Instead of excluding Russia, some states are offering the possibility of canceling the summit in 2022, Reuters reported last week, citing several sources.
“It cannot be in the order of things that Vladimir Putin will just sit at the table and pretend that everything is fine,” Trudeau said.
President Joe Biden said earlier that, in his opinion, Russia should be excluded from the G20.
The G20, along with the G7, which includes the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan and the United Kingdom, is the largest international platform for coordinating a variety of actions, from combating climate change to international debts.