The mirror workshop seems to be heating up with responsibility for the food and energy crisis… Korea-China-Korea-US-Japan talks expected
Park Jin departs for Singapore… Travel to Bali, Indonesia, where the Foreign Ministers’ Meeting will be held on the 7th.
With the G20 foreign ministers meeting to be held in Indonesia this week, the international battle over the Ukraine crisis is expected to heat up once again.
In addition to the confrontation between the West and Russia, which will be highlighted on the multilateral agenda, the US-China rivalry can also be dealt with through bilateral talks, so Korea’s diplomatic coordinates are expected to draw attention again after attending the NATO summit.
On the afternoon of the 5th, Minister of Foreign Affairs Park Jin left for Singapore, the destination of his bilateral visit, and is scheduled to move to Bali, Indonesia, where the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting will be held on the 7th.
According to an official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting began with a welcome reception on the afternoon of the 7th, followed by the opening ceremony on the 8th, followed by the first session on the topic of ‘strengthening multilateralism’ and the second session on the theme of ‘food and energy security response’. proceeds with
In particular, it is noteworthy that the heads of foreign affairs from 20 major economies around the world, including the United States and Russia, will gather in one place face-to-face.
The Ukrainian foreign minister is also specially invited to participate by video.
An official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “The meeting of the G20 foreign ministers (other persons) is often quite devastating, but this year, the foreign ministers of all G20 member countries will attend face-to-face, perhaps reflecting the rapidly changing international situation and geopolitical competition.”
The G20 is not a forum to deal with political and military security issues like NATO.
Although it is a meeting between developed and emerging economies to discuss international economic cooperation together, the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the world economy is expected to be a hot topic.
As food and energy security is on the agenda, a battle is expected between the G7, which claims the current crisis is due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and Russia, which claims to be attributable to the West’s sanctions against Russia.
As it is difficult to expect that the G7 and Russia and China will come up with a joint agreement, it is reported that the ministerial statement as a result document was not even pursued.
Instead, Indonesia, the chair country, is expected to release a ‘chairman’s statement’, a record that reflects the contents of the meeting.
It is the first time since the invasion of Ukraine that Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has appeared in person at a multilateral foreign ministers’ meeting in which the West also participates.
At the G20 Finance Ministers Meeting held in April of this year, the G7 countries left in protest when the Russian economy minister spoke over video.
This time, as it is a face-to-face participation, interest is bound to increase.
In this regard, it is known that each country was concerned about how the foreign ministers would treat Lavrov at the meeting.
The fact that there is no group photo of the ministers attending, which is usually held at multilateral meetings, and that the luncheon is not an official group luncheon, but in a way that the ministers freely eat their lunch is a clear indication of this concern.
An official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “I think that Minister Park will have the opportunity to meet Lavrov several times.” answered.
Minister Park, who will make her first multilateral debut after taking office, will lead the international community’s support for the vision of a ‘global backbone’, explain Korea’s contribution to preserving a free, open and norm-based multilateral order, and promote the unity of the G20. will be urging
Minister Park departed for Incheon International Airport on the same day and told reporters, “As a follow-up measure to last week’s NATO summit in Madrid, we will discuss ways to respond to the global supply chain and overcome the energy and food crisis.”
In particular, Korea plans to emphasize the importance of the international community’s efforts to resume exports through the Black Sea, in the view that it is very important for Ukraine, the world’s fifth largest grain exporter, to be re-incorporated into the global market.
Minister Park is also separately coordinating schedules for about 10 soda-party and bilateral talks with countries participating in the meeting.
In particular, the first face-to-face meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi is likely.
Attendance at the NATO summit is expected to serve as an important opportunity for the new government, which is one step closer to the West, to lay the foundation for relations with China.
If the South Korea-U.S.-Japan trilateral foreign ministers’ meeting is held, it is expected that discussions will be made not only on measures to strengthen cooperation with North Korea, but also on the measures the United States is seeking to contain and cooperate with China.