The Brazilian Foreign Minister strongly opposed the idea of excluding Russia from the G20, as suggested in particular by the United States.
”We have seen the emergence of initiatives in various international bodies aimed at expelling Russia from these entities or suspending its participation. Brazil has clearly opposed it (…) in accordance with our traditional position in favor of multilateralism and international law,“ declared Carlos França in front of the Senate during a debate on the consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“The most important thing at the moment would be that all these forums, the G20, the WTO, the FAO are fully operational. And for them to function fully, all countries, including Russia, would have to be present,” França added.
U.S. President Joe Biden called on Thursday to exclude Russia from the G20 after invading Ukraine in February.
Russia has already been expelled from the G8 – now the G7 – after the annexation of Crimea in 2014.