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Both Putin, Zelensky will attend G20 meet in Indonesia, confirms Jakarta

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, the current chair of the G20 group, made the remarks in a televised statement on Friday in which he said that he had telephone conversations this week with Zelenskyy and Putin.

AP Reported by: AP Jakarta Published on: April 29, 2022 20:43 IST
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on left

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said that both Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to attend the G20 summit to be held in Bali in November. Widodo, the current chair of the G20 group, made the remarks in a televised statement on Friday in which he said that he had telephone conversations this week with Zelenskyy and Putin.

He said he urged both leaders of Ukraine and Russia to end the war through negotiations. “I reiterated the importance of ending the war immediately,” he said. “I also emphasized that peaceful efforts should continue and Indonesia is ready to contribute to these peaceful efforts.”

He said that he invited Putin and Zelenskyy to the G20 summit as the war in Ukraine has had a major impact on the global economy. “We understand that the G20 plays the catalyst role in the recovery of the global economy,” Widodo said.

Widodo said that he has rejected the Ukrainian leader's request for arms but instead will send humanitarian aid. “The mandate of Indonesia's constitution and the principles of our foreign policy prohibit us from providing arms assistance to other countries,” Widodo said. “However, we are ready to provide humanitarian aid to Ukraine.”

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