On March 2, the G20 foreign ministers will meet in Delhi, and China's recently appointed foreign minister Qin Gang will be there. As per Reuters, the Chinese Foreign Ministry has said that he will travel to India this week after being invited by his Indian counterpart, S. Jaishankar.
"The G20 should focus on prominent challenges in the global economy. China stands ready to work with all parties to ensure the G20 foreign ministers' meeting sends a positive signal on multilateralism," Reuters quoted the Chinese Foreign Ministry as saying. Qin Gang, who previously served as China's ambassador to the US, is expected to meet with Jaishankar during the event.
In the three years since Wang Yi's visit to India in 2019 for the Special Representatives dialogue on the border mechanism, this will be the first visit to India by a Chinese foreign minister.
The escalating Russian invasion of Ukraine and the deteriorating US-China relations are expected to be discussed during the G20 foreign ministers' conference. Yoshimasa Hayashi, the foreign minister of Japan, might not make it because of a conflict with a Diet session.