Canada wants to exclude Russia from the G20 at least this year
Sylvie Claire / April 1, 2022
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that Russia has no place at the upcoming G20 meeting because it cannot be considered a constructive partner.
I don't think we can sit down with Russia around the table, explained the head of the Canadian government, indicating that he had discussed this subject with the Indonesian president who is chairing the G20 this year.
It makes no sense to have a discussion about global economic growth if the country responsible for much of the turmoil is at the table, added the Canadian Prime Minister.
The decision rests with the G20 itself, a format created to promote dialogue between the old industrial powers of the G7 and emerging economic giants like China, Brazil and Russia.
It is logical that Vladimir Putin is not here this year. The long-term deportation, we will have to have a discussion on that, added Mr. Trudeau.
U.S. President Joe Biden called last week to exclude Russia from the G20, a country that has already been expelled from the G8 - now the G7 - after the annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Indonesia, which chairs the G20, has indicated that it will remain impartial, while China has already said that Vladimir Putin should have a place at the summit scheduled for later this year.