Spanish President Pedro Sanchez tests COVID-19 positive, to skip G20 Summit in New Delhi
Spanish President Pedro Sanchez will skip the G20 Meeting in New Delhi after he announced he has tested COVID-19 positive.
Writing on X on Thursday, he announced: "This afternoon I tested positive for COVID and will not be able to travel to New Delhi to attend the G-20 Summit."
Esta tarde he dado positivo en COVID y no podré viajar a Nueva Delhi para asistir a la Cumbre del G-20.— Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) September 7, 2023
Me encuentro bien.
España estará magníficamente representada por la vicepresidenta primera y ministra de Asuntos Económicos y el ministro de Exteriores, UE y Cooperación.
"I feel good," he said.
He said his nation will be represented in the meeting by First Vice President Nadia Calvino Santamaria and Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares.
"Spain will be magnificently represented by the First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation," he wrote on X.
He is now the third world leader, apart from China's President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin, to skip the meeting.
New Delhi will host the meeting on September 9-10.