Indonesian authorities said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was taken to hospital with health problems after arriving at the G20 summit in Bali, the Associated Press reported. However, the three officials declined to comment further on the matter. However, two of them indicated that Sergei Lavrov was being treated for heart disease. Russia, however, denied the news, describing it as “fake news”.
“Sergei Viktorovich and I read the news in Indonesia and we couldn’t believe it: it turned out that he was hospitalized. This, of course, is a higher level of lying. Well, wait for the world exclusive[informasi eksklusif – red.]” – he wrote. After a while, he also added a recording of the Russian foreign minister sitting at the table, saying that his health report was a “political game”. Lavrov was about to leave the hospital.
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Lavrov arrives in Bali on Sunday, November 13, and will head the Russian delegation. Among the topics to be discussed are: food supply, energy supply, and increased cooperation with Russia. The Russian and Ukrainian Presidencies will not participate in the summit: Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky. However, the Ukrainian leader will appear in Bali, but it is not yet known in what form. It is possible that he will speak via video.
Lavrov’s presence at the G20 forced several changes. The traditional photo with the head of state was abandoned. The Guardian reports that the politician does not want to stand next to the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry. Something similar happened in July.
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