Annual summit being held in New Delhi on Sept. 9-10
India has not received any confirmation on Chinese President Xi Jinping’s in-person participation at the upcoming G-20 summit in New Delhi, the Press Trust of India reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
India holds the G-20 rotating presidency, and is hosting the annual summit on Sept. 9-10 in the capital.
While the leaders of many member countries have confirmed their participation, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he will not be travelling to New Delhi and will send Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov instead.
It is being said that Chinese Premier Li Qiang could represent Xi, who attended a meeting from leaders of the BRICS group of major emerging economies last week.
Xi and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a brief conversation on the sidelines of the meeting in Johannesburg and discussed reducing tensions along their Himalayan border.
Beijing and New Delhi are yet to make any official statement on the issue.