Xi, Putin to attend G20 summit in Indonesia, Jokowi says - Bloomberg News




  • In Business
  • 2022-08-19 00:24:12Z
  • By Reuters

(Reuters) - Chinese and Russian leaders Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 summit in Bali in November, Indonesian President Joko Widodo told Bloomberg News on Thursday.

"Xi Jinping will come. President Putin has also told me he will come," Jokowi, as he is popularly known, told the news agency.

The Chinese foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment. Indonesia presidential palace officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Indonesia is chairing the Group of 20 major economies and has faced pressure from Western countries to withdraw its invitation to Putin over his country's invasion on Ukraine, which his government calls a "special military operation".

Jokowi has sought to position himself as mediator between the warring countries, and has travelled to meet both Ukraine's and Russia's presidents. This week, Jokowi said both countries have accepted Indonesia as a "bridge of peace".

Leaders of major countries, including U.S. President Joe Biden, are set to meet in Indonesia's resort island of Bali in November. Indonesia has also invited Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

(Writing by Kanupriya Kapoor; Editing by Gerry Doyle)

COMMENTS

More Related News

Even Russia
Even Russia's friends are getting upset over its war
  • World
  • 2022-09-24 18:42:00Z

The disapproval was evident in world leaders' speeches and Russia's lean schedule this past week at the United Nations.

On Ukraine, Russia repeats insistence that it had no choice
On Ukraine, Russia repeats insistence that it had no choice
  • US
  • 2022-09-24 18:36:16Z

Russia made its case to the world Saturday for its war in Ukraine, repeating a series of grievances about its neighbor and the West to tell the U.N. General ...

Putin signs law stipulating ten years behind bars for desertion and surrender
Putin signs law stipulating ten years behind bars for desertion and surrender
  • World
  • 2022-09-24 14:01:00Z

KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO - SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2022, 17:01 Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law amending the Criminal Code of the Russian...

At anti-war protests in Russia, fears for the drafted as
At anti-war protests in Russia, fears for the drafted as 'cannon fodder' and a brutal response by police

Massive anti-war protests are a sign President Vladimir Putin has failed to rally the Russian people behind his war in Ukraine, analysts say.

Half the workers of Russia
Half the workers of Russia's biggest airline may be forced to join the army by Vladimir Putin, report says
  • World
  • 2022-09-24 11:12:05Z

Employees of Russian airlines have received conscription notes following Putin's troop mobilization announcement, the Kommersant newspaper reported.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Business