Russia's Foreign Ministry slammed reports that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was hospitalized in Bali ahead of the G20 summit as being "the height of fakery."
Putin, though reportedly too busy to attend the global summit, did not accept security as a central focus point for the G20.
Biden says US, Japan, and South Korea are 'more aligned than ever' on North Korean affairs.
As US President Joe Biden attends the G20 summit in Bali, Indonesia, he will discuss many world matters alongside political leaders like China's Xi Jinping.
Lavrov also said on Tuesday that Russia will not turn down a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden at a forthcoming G20 meeting.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov left the afternoon G20 session after giving his remarks and did not wait to hear other remarks.
Russia's participation in the April G20 meeting, to be held in Washington on the sidelines of IMF and World Bank meetings, is unclear at present.
Russia's ambassador to Indonesia, which currently holds the rotating G20 chair, said Putin intended to travel to the Indonesian resort island of Bali for the G20 summit in November.
Diplomats have been negotiating hard-to-bridge differences on how to tackle global warming and with phasing out of fossil fuel subsidies, ending coal power.
G20 ministers said they were setting up a new body because COVID-19 had exposed "significant shortcomings" in the world’s ability to coordinate its response.