The G20 summit concluded with leaders visiting a memorial statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited the African Union (AU) to join the G20 as a permanent member. The summit featured a compromise communique on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with the wording referring to the “war in Ukraine” rather than an invasion by Russia. US President Joe Biden skipped the final session to travel to Vietnam, where the US and Vietnam would elevate their relationship to a comprehensive strategic partnership. India’s inclusion of the AU is seen as a blow to China and its Belt and Road Initiative.