Host country says Putin and Zelensky accept G20 invitation 2022-04-29 10:01:00


Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to attend the G20 summit scheduled to be held in Bali in November.

Widodo, the current G20 chair, made the remarks in a televised statement on Friday in which he said he had phone talks this week with Zelensky and Putin. He said he urged the leaders of Ukraine and Russia to end the war through negotiations.

“I reiterated the importance of ending the war immediately,” he said. She also stressed that peaceful efforts must continue and that Indonesia is ready to contribute to these peaceful efforts.

He said he invited Putin and Zelensky to the G20 summit because the war in Ukraine has a huge impact on the global economy.

“We understand that the G20 plays a catalytic role in the recovery of the global economy,” Widodo said.

Widodo said he had rejected the Ukrainian leader’s request for weapons but would instead send humanitarian aid.

“The mandate of the Indonesian constitution and the principles of our foreign policy prevent us from providing arms assistance to other countries,” Widodo said. “However, we are ready to provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.”