Russia's war in Ukraine prevents joint communique at G-20 trade talks

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A two-day meeting of trade ministers from the Group of 20 major economies on the Indonesian resort island of Bali ended Friday without a joint communique after they failed to reach a consensus on a paragraph regarding Russia's war in Ukraine. During the talks, the trade, industry and investment ministers pledged to address the World Trade Organization reform and equality in sustainable investment agendas, among others. "We agreed on all 27 paragraphs of the draft (joint communique), except one on geopolitics, meaning that no consensus was reached," Indonesian Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan, cha...

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