Truth Behind Absence of Four World Leaders at G20 Summit Revealed.
New Delh—The G20 Summit in New Delhi, which was expected to host some of the world’s most powerful leaders, witnessed the absence of four key figures, contrary to earlier online reports linking their non-participation to the presence of Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Here’s what truly kept them away:
1. Vladimir Putin (Russia President):
Reason for Absence: Vladimir Putin’s absence at the G20 Summit can be attributed to a significant international development. The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued an arrest warrant for the Russian President, accusing him of war crimes in Ukraine. This legal issue has understandably led to his non-participation.
2. Xi Jinping (Chinese President):
Reason for Absence: Contrary to speculations, President Xi Jinping’s absence isn’t connected to Nigerian politics. Rather, it’s due to other factors. The Chinese Premier of The State Council, Li Qiang, will lead the country’s delegation in President Xi’s absence.
3. Pedro Sanchez (Spain President):
Reason for Absence: Spain’s President, Pedro Sanchez, tested positive for COVID-19, a development announced on Thursday. Given the pandemic’s ongoing challenges, President Sanchez made the responsible decision to stay in Spain and recover, rather than risking spreading the virus at the G20 Summit.
4. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (Mexico President):
Reason for Absence: Mexico’s President, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, did not attend the summit, but this was not linked to any external factors. Specific reasons for his absence have not been officially disclosed, but it appears to be a matter of scheduling or personal choice rather than political influence.
While initial reports speculated that these leaders’ absence was tied to President Tinubu of Nigeria, the true reasons, as outlined above, provide a more accurate picture of why they were not present at this significant international gathering. The G20 Summit continues to address pressing global issues, including geopolitical tensions, economic challenges, and rising food and energy prices.