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Brazil defends Russia's permanence in the G20 and says that exclusion does not solve the conflict

Carlos França, ministro das Relações Exteriores

For Carlos França, an eventual exclusion of Russia from the G20 would not solve the real problem, which focuses on the conflict with Ukraine.| Photo: Gabriel Albuquerque/MRE

)Brazil will defend that Russia remain in the G20, a group that includes the largest economies of the world. The statement was made on Monday () by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carlos France. According to him, an eventual exclusion would not solve the real problem, which focuses on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Carlos França, ministro das Relações Exteriores “To G, we have already expressed clearly the position for Russia to participate in the leaders’ summit. The exclusion of Russia does not address the real problem, which is the conflict”, said the minister, at a press conference with the director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), Nigerian Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. The United States has announced that it intends to withdraw from G20 meetings in which diplomats and other members of the Russian government.

2022At yesterday’s meeting , the Brazilian government also asked the WTO to assist in the creation of mechanisms that allow free transit of fertilizers and other agricultural inputs from Russia and Belarus, easing restrictions imposed on countries as a result of the war in Ukraine.

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