Russian International Minister Sergei Lavrov attendin a session of the Russian State Duma on October 3, 2022.
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Russia’s international ministry on Monday denied a report that International Minister Sergei Lavrov was taken to hospital after he arrived in Bali on Sunday for the G-20 assembly.
AP, citing 4 Indonesian authorities and medical officers, reported that 72-year-old Lavrov had been taken to the hospital after touchdown in Bali, the place he’s set to attend the summit that begins on Tuesday, and had been handled for a coronary heart situation, with no additional particulars offered.
Bali Governor I Wayan Koster informed Reuters that Lavrov had visited hospital, for what he mentioned was a check-up, and that the minister was in good well being.
Nevertheless, Russian International Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova derided the report Monday, saying she was “right here with Sergey Viktorovich [Lavrov] in Indonesia … and we don’t consider our eyes: it seems that he was hospitalized,” she mentioned, calling the report the “top of pretend information.”
She then posted a video of Lavrov dismissing experiences he had fallen sick, saying Russia was used to related experiences speculating on the state of President Vladimir Putin’s well being.
“Effectively, it has been written about our president for 10 years now that he fell sick. That is such a recreation that isn’t new in politics,” Lavrov mentioned.
Pictures confirmed him arriving on the Ngurah Rai Worldwide Airport in Bali on Sunday and being greeted by officers.
Russian International Minister Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov walks out of the aircraft upon arrival at Terminal VVIP I at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali, Indonesia on November 13, 2022.
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Lavrov is main the Russian delegation on the G-20 summit the place he’s anticipated to press Russia’s case for the unhindered export of its grains and fertilizers, and growing fuel provides to Turkey.
Lavrov is because of attend the summit in Bali instead of President Vladimir Putin, who had mentioned beforehand he wouldn’t attend the assembly. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is about to attend nearly.