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Japan’s Hayashi boycotts G-20 dinner in protest against Russia

  • July 7, 2022
  • , Kyodo News , 8:34 p.m.
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NUSA DUA, Indonesia – Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi did not show up to a welcome dinner of the Group of 20 major economies on Thursday in protest against his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov’s attendance, according to a Japanese government official.

 

Hayashi is visiting the Indonesian island of Bali for a two-day meeting of the G-20 foreign ministers that began Thursday.

 

Lavrov is attending the meeting, his first attendance at a multilateral gathering involving the foreign ministers of the Group of Seven countries since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in late February.

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