China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced that China opposes Russia's exclusion from the G20 and other international forums.
In a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the G20 summit on the Indonesian island of Bali, Wang said: "We are very happy that you are personally participating in the G20 summit, and representing Russia at the summit.”
“We support Russia's worthy role in the G20." The G20 and other international platforms. No one has the right to take away Russia's logical right to participate in multilateral formats,” he added.
Wang indicated that he intends to discuss with his Russian counterpart "issues of common interest, as well as cooperation to maintain stable dynamics of bilateral relations."
In previous statements, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov had confirmed that Russia would attend the G20 summit to be held in Bali, Indonesia, noting that the format for the Russian presence would be determined at a later time.
Subsequently, Lavrov was appointed to head his country's delegation to the "G20 Summit" instead of Russian President Vladimir Putin.