Indonesian chief tells newspaper he’s involved worldwide tensions could overshadow financial summit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is just not anticipated to attend the upcoming G20 leaders’ summit in Bali, his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo has instructed the media.
Widodo, the host of the summit, stated in an interview with the Monetary Occasions that he has a “robust impression” the Russian chief will skip the occasion.
Within the interview revealed on Monday, Widodo stated Russia was welcome on the summit and expressed concern that the gathering could possibly be overshadowed by a “very worrying” rise in worldwide tensions.
“The G20 is just not meant to be a political discussion board. It’s meant to be about economics and improvement,” he instructed the newspaper.
Widodo’s feedback come after Putin final month stated he would “take into consideration” attending the summit, however Russia would “undoubtedly” be represented at a excessive stage.
The G20 summit would be the first gathering of the leaders of the world’s greatest economies since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and is predicted to be dominated by the fallout of the battle.
Indonesia has rejected calls by Western nations and Ukraine to exclude Russia from the summit, pledging to take care of neutrality and emphasising the potential for cooperation on meals and power safety.
On the UN Common Meeting final month, 16 members of the G20 voted in favour of a decision condemning Moscow’s tried annexation of 4 areas of japanese Ukraine. Different G20 members China, India and South Africa abstained, whereas the European Union is just not represented on the UN physique.
Widodo has additionally invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who has stated he is not going to attend if Putin is there.
US President Joe Biden and Chinese language President Xi Jinping are among the many world leaders anticipated to journey to the summit.