A line of heads of delegations wishing to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov lined up at the G20 ministerial meeting. (G20) on the Indonesian island of Bali, RIA Novosti reported. Ambassador of Russia to Indonesia Lyudmila Vorobieva.
"There was a queue for bilateral meetings with the minister, so it was very difficult to include everyone in the schedule",— she said.
According to the diplomat, Russia is ready to “listen and hear” all members of this association, except for the states of the “Group of Seven” (G7: UK, Germany, Italy, Canada, USA, France and Japan).
The G20 Ministerial Summit in Bali was held on 7 and 8 July. Then the Japanese agency Kyodo reported that Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, as well as some other representatives of foreign states, tried not to be photographed with Lavrov. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, in turn, said that the ministers of the G7 countries didn't come to the gala dinner due to Lavrov's presence.
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, in response, said that representatives of the G7 states understand courtesy, protocol and ethics in this way. He also noted that he did not invite anyone to take pictures with him. The official representative of the Russian department, Maria Zakharova, speaking about the summit, said that Lavrov did not notice the absence of Western colleagues and held several bilateral meetings.
According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, on the sidelines of the G20 summit at the ministerial level, Lavrov met with the foreign ministers of Brazil, Argentina, India, and Indonesia.
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