India on Friday performed down the absence of Chinese president Xi Jinping from the G20 summit and apprehensions on the Ukraine battle derailing talks, by saying that its presidency of the grouping has managed to carry all nations on board and this may be on show throughout the summit over the following two days.

Addressing the pre-G20 summit press convention, G20 Sherpa Amitabh Kant mentioned that China is a multilateral participant and in a multilateral dialogue, the problems are totally different from bilateral points.

“China brings its own perspective on issues of growth and development. However in such events, there has be a consensus and everybody has to be on board, since every nation has a veto power. We have managed to bring everybody on board. We have worked with every single country and brought them on board, which you will see during the course of the summit, ” Kant mentioned whereas responding to questions regarding Xi’s absence in any approach undermining the importance of the occasion.

On a query of Ukraine battle derailing the G20 summit, the Sherpa mentioned: “G20 is a forum for discussing issues of growth and development. However, the last time in Bali (G20 summit), it was felt that war and conflict impact economy and growth so it was discussed. Here too, it may be discussed, but the leaders will have to take a call on the agenda. Once the leaders discuss it, I can talk about it.”

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