Indonesia is loaded
Putin agrees to participate in G20
06/27/2022, 4:59 pm
The G20 summit will take place in Indonesia in November. According to the Kremlin, the President of Russia wants to participate. It remains to be seen whether he will come in person or be connected. In any case, EU Commission President von der Leyen will sit at a table with Putin.
Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to attend the G20 summit in Indonesia this fall. “Yes, we have confirmed that we plan to participate,” Putin’s foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov said, according to state news agency TASS. It is unclear whether the Kremlin chief wants to visit in person or stay connected via video. The meeting is to be held in Bali on November 16 and 17.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz previously said he was ready to attend in November, despite an invitation from Russia. It is clear that the group of major economic nations will continue to play “a major role” and closer cooperation is important, Scholz said on the ZDF. So Germany does not want to “torpedo” the work in the G20. Therefore he will only take a decision about attending the summit “shortly before departure” and based on the then current situation.
Scholz reported that the host Indonesia had invited Russian President Volodymyr Zelensky in addition to Russia’s Putin. The chancellor stressed that it is still unclear who will actually attend the meeting in Bali. Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, as the organizer of the G20 meeting, will be one of the guests at the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau this Monday.
EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen did not rule out sitting with Putin at the G20 summit on Sunday evening on the ZDF. “It’s also important that we tell him to our face what we think of him,” she said. “And we have to think very carefully whether we cripple the whole G20.” You are not advocating it. The G20 are a “very important body” for him.
In addition to the European Union, the G20 includes 19 industrialized and emerging countries, including China, India, Brazil and Turkey. G20 countries account for a good 80 percent of global economic output, while G7 countries account for 31 percent. All G7 countries are also members of the G20.
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