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G20’s dysfunctional family show little sign of working together in a crisis

By Patrick Wintour

15 Nov 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The G20 summit has illustrated global division and the inability of leaders to truly cooperate. Expect only shallow proclamations and platitudes, according to this sharp analysis in The Guardian.

The Cambodian prime minister, Hun Sen, was struck down by Covid, the Argentinian prime minister, Alberto Fernández, had gastroenteritis and the Russian foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, either did or did not have chest pains that sent him to hospital. Given that Indonesia’s G20 slogan plastered all around Bali says: “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”, it was not an auspicious performance by the world’s leaders.

Unfortunately, there is precious little sign of recovery at the G20, either at a political or economic level.

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