G20 foreign ministers gather for plenary session

Foreign ministers from the Group of 20 are meeting for a second day in New Delhi, where the war in Ukraine is expected to take center stage.

Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said, "Let us remind ourselves that this grouping bears an exceptional responsibility. We first came together in the midst of a global crisis."

The gathering opened on Wednesday. A plenary session is underway on the following day.

The participants include US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and China's Qin Gang. Aside from the war, the top diplomats are expected to cover the global surge in energy and food prices.
Several bilateral meetings are scheduled on the sidelines. But Blinken says he has no plans to meet his Chinese counterpart. Washington recently warned Beijing not to send arms to Russia.

Lavrov met his Indian and Turkish counterparts on Wednesday, apparently mindful that Western countries are expected to harshly criticize Moscow over the war in Ukraine. Turkey has mediated between Russia and Ukraine.