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Bali, an island in Indonesia, preparations have already started for the G20 summit, where the Ukrainian and Russian presidents Volodymyr Zelensky and Vladimir Putin, writes Jutarnji list.
If in November they attend the gathering of the leaders of the 20 most powerful countries in the world, it will to be their first meeting since the beginning of the war.
In an interview with The National News, a private English-language daily newspaper published in Abu Dhabi, Indonesia’s ambassador to the UAE, Husin Bagis, said that logistical preparations for the arrival of the two leaders are already underway. potential tensions by bringing the two presidents too close.
“The situation is not easy because of the Ukrainian-Russian war,” he added.
Neither the Ukrainian nor the Russian ministry Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not confirm the arrival of Zelenski and Putin in Bali on November 15 and 16. The multilateral meeting in November is expected to bring together the leaders of the world’s 20 largest economies, as well as guest nations such as the United Arab Emirates and Ukraine. that we are inviting the UAE because of our special relationship with that country,” said Bagis, “We want to make the G20 a platform for peace, not conflict.”
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has already tried as the mediator urged both sides to agree to a ceasefire and reopen grain export channels to ensure food security.
The Kremlin had earlier confirmed that Putin would attend the summit, although Dmitry Peskov in said Friday that the format of Putin’s participation “has not yet been defined.” Kiev said in August that Zelensky “believes he should be on the territory of Ukraine” but would “consider the trip” if Putin attended in person. His media secretary, Sergej Nikiforov, in a comment for the Ukrainian media, denied the information that Zelenskiy decided to participate in the G20 summit
Western countries condemned Putin’s arrival at the summit.
“Russia has no moral right to participate in the G20 while its aggression against Ukraine continues,” the British Foreign Ministry warned back in August.
US President Joe Biden was the first said that the Indonesian president should not invite Putin to the Bali summit, but later softened his stance.
When asked if he would meet with Russian President Putin during the G20 meeting, Biden replied: “That remains to be seen”. Shortly thereafter, the State Department published a statement saying that “in the opinion of the entire government, we cannot continue as before when it comes to relations with Russia”.
( Telegraf/Jutarnji. hr )
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