- The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, is also to be present at the summit in Bali
- Putin’s advisor Yuri Ushakov said that the format of Russia’s participation in the G20 summit will be determined just before departure
- It will also be the first meeting between Xi and Joe Biden in the face of the growing tension between the two countries
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The president of Indonesia gave an interview to Bloomberg on Thursday. – Xi Jinping is coming. President Putin also told me he was coming, Joko told Bloomberg News’ editor-in-chief John Micklethwait.
At the end of June, the then Italian prime minister, Mario Draghi, reported on Joko Widodo’s talks after the G7 summit in Germany. – As for the presence of President Putin on the G20, the Indonesian president rules it out. He categorically said that he would not come – said Draghi then.
– However, it may happen that Putin appears remotely, we will see – he added. In the face of Russian invasion of Ukraine several Western countries already threatened a few months ago not to attend the G20 summit if the Russian leader is present.
The G20 is coming in November. Who will be on it?
The G20 leaders’ summit will be held in Bali on 15-16 November. The president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, is also to be present at it, says Bloomberg. It is not known, however, whether it will appear in person or via video links. Indonesia condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine but rejected Zelensky’s request for arms supplies in April. She then offered humanitarian aid.
Early in the invasion, Joe Biden called for Russia to be removed from the G20 following its invasion of Ukraine, and US officials had previously pressured Indonesia to exclude Putin from the Bali summit. Despite efforts, some members refused to agree to it and Russia is still in the ranks of the G20.
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What about Russia’s presence?
The Chinese Foreign Ministry did not respond to Bloomberg’s request for comment on Xi’s trip to Bali.
In turn, the Indonesian ambassador to Russia, Jose Tavares, said in an interview with the Russian state agency RIA Novosti in the context of the summit that “Ukraine has not asked Indonesia to organize a meeting between Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Zelenski as part of the summit.” At the same time, he stressed that Jakarta was ready to organize such talks.
Earlier, presidential adviser Yuri Ushakov said that the format of Russia’s participation in the G20 summit will be decided just before departure.
Let us recall that Sergey Lavrov was present at the G20 diplomacy meeting in July. At that time, in protest against the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the ministers boycotted several traditions, including the dinner included in the program of the event.
“The rivalry of large countries is worrying”
It will also be the first meeting between Xi and Joe Biden in the face of the growing tension between the two countries. China broke off talks with the US after House President Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan, and when the White House criticized Beijing’s military exercises around the island.
“The rivalry of large countries is indeed worrying,” commented Joko for Bloomberg.
Information about the likely meeting of XI and Joe Biden at the Bali summit appeared last week. The Wall Street Journal reported that this will be Xi’s first foreign visit in nearly three years, and the meeting with Biden – the first personal meeting of US and Chinese leaders since Biden took the presidency.
The White House did not officially comment on the reports at the time, but after the last phone call of the leaders of both countries, representatives of the American administration suggested that work on the meeting of Xi and Biden was underway.
Source: Bloomberg News, Reuters, Ria Nowosti, PAP
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