Ukraine president says Indonesian leader invited him to G20 summit – Times of India


JAKARTA: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Twitter on Wednesday that his Indonesian counterpart had invited him to attend the summit of the Group of 20 (G20) major economies to be held in the Southeast Asian country later this year.
“Had conversations with President @jokowi. I appreciate inviting me to the @g20org summit,” he said in a tweet, referring to Indonesian President Joko Widodo, the current G20 chairman, by his nickname.
The Indonesian presidential palace and the office of the secretary of state did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Ukraine is not a member of the G20, but the group’s presidents have previously invited countries to participate in meetings.
Indonesian Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah did not immediately confirm Zelenskyy’s invitation when Reuters contacted him, but said the foreign minister was “in consultation” and reported the results to Jokowi.
He does not indicate with whom the consultation has been held.
The G20 has condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which now in its ninth week has heightened geopolitical tensions, sent shockwaves through the global economy and sparked a humanitarian crisis.
Russia calls its action in Ukraine a special operation.
Several G20 members have called for Russia and its president Vladimir Putin to be excluded from the leadership summit in Bali in November, but Indonesia has objected, saying it is too early to decide.
At a meeting of G20 finance officials in Washington last week, delegates from the United States, Britain and Canada walked out on Russia’s delegates.
Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Idrawati acknowledged that the body was facing unprecedented challenges, but called for cooperation to overcome the headwinds that slowed global growth.

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