President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo say Russian President Vladimir Putin by telephone stated that he would attend a high-level conference (KTT) G20 next November.
“On this occasion President Putin expressed his gratitude for the invitation to the G20 summit and he said he would attend,” Jokowi said in a virtual press conference on Friday (29/4).
Jokowi also stressed that the war should be ended immediately and continued to call for peace efforts. He admitted that the parties are ready to be involved in the peace process.
“Indonesia is ready to contribute to this peaceful effort,” he said.
Recently, Indonesia, which holds the G20 presidency, has been in the spotlight, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
RI decided to continue to invite Russia as one of the heads of the G20 to the forum which will be held next November in Bali.
RI’s attitude has drawn criticism from a number of parties, especially Western countries. The United States, for example, threatened to boycott the forum.
Annoyance was followed by Canada and Australia. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was even said to not want to have a table with President Vladimir Putin, if indeed Russia would come.