December 4, 2022

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©Reuters. U.S. President Joe Biden meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia November 14, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) will hold a second day of talks on Wednesday, although the schedule of their summit was disrupted by an emergency meeting to discuss reports of a missile landing on Polish territory in near Ukraine.

UKRAINE AND RUSSIA

* The missile that killed two people in Poland was unlikely to have been launched by Russia, US President Joe Biden said after an emergency meeting of NATO leaders called to discuss what caused Poland an attack by a Russian-made projectile called.

* Most G20 members condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, according to a draft joint statement.

* Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on G20 leaders, including US President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping, to adopt a 10-point peace formula.

* Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who led the Russian delegation to the summit in the absence of President Vladimir Putin, condemned the “politicization” of the meeting.

* French President Emmanuel Macron and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed on the urgent need to de-escalate the conflict in Ukraine and reiterated their position on preventing the use of nuclear weapons there, the French presidency said.

* United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had a “very honest and frank discussion” about the Black Sea Grains Agreement with Lavrov.

EXECUTIVES MEETING

* Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed “serious concerns” about alleged Chinese interference domestically in his first talks with President Xi in more than three years on Tuesday, a Canadian government source said.

* India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed global and regional developments at a meeting with Biden, and also exchanged pleasantries with China’s Xi at the end of a dinner at the first meeting of its kind since the deadly border disputes in mid-2020.

* South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol urged China to play a bigger role in containing North Korea’s nuclear and missile provocations, his office said after talks with Xi.

* Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Xi signaled that after the first formal meeting between the two countries’ leaders since 2016, they would seek to heal past years of disagreements.

* Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Biden discussed bilateral ties, including trade and security issues, the Turkish presidency said.

* The British prime minister will meet his Indian counterpart at the summit and set out a professional exchange program, his office said, with talks also planned for an “open and constructive relationship” with China’s Xi.

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