Ahead of the G20 summit in India this weekend, the United States, U.S administration has stressed the importance of the meeting as a forum to deliver results.

National Security Advisor to the U.S. President, Joe Biden, Jake Sullivan said the summit in New Delhi was an opportunity for all of the major economies of the world to come together for global problem-solving at a moment when the international economy is suffering from historic and overlapping shocks.

Meanwhile, India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, wants his G20 chairmanship to demonstrate how important his country has become.

However, Chinese President, Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will stay away from this year’s meeting, where the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be high on the agenda.

Xi’s absence in particular is likely to further diminish the importance of the already divided G20 platform, making his meeting and Biden on the side-lines of the summit not possible.

Nonetheless, senior assistant to the U.S president, Sullivan said Biden wants to continue talks with Xi in the coming months.