India has not invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to the Group of 20 (G20) summit of major economies.
Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said this on Thursday.
The summit is due to take place on September 9 and 10 in India’s capital New Delhi under the motto “One Earth, One Family, One Future.”
The G20 includes Russia which invaded Ukraine in February 2022 and is still at war.
At 2022 G20 summit on the Indonesian island of Bali, Ukraine was top of the agenda.
Zelensky made an appearance via video-call and presented his 10-point peace plan there for the first time.
Jaishankar said that India had not invited Ukraine which is not a member because the G20 was about growth and development, not global security issues.
Accoding to him global security issues is a matter for the UN Security Council.
The summit, however, is expected to address issues such as energy security, fertilizers and food supply, which are all linked to the Ukraine war.
Ukraine still hopes to be invited in some capacity.
Host India, which has a neutral stance on the Ukraine war, has invited Bangladesh, Egypt, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Oman, Singapore, Spain and the United Arab Emirates besides G20 representatives. (dpa/NAN)