Russian and Chinese presidents will attend the G20 summit in Indonesia

Russian and Chinese presidents will attend the G20 summit in Indonesia Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin are preparing to participate in the Group of Twenty (G20) on the Indonesian island of Bali in November.  An adviser to the Indonesian president said Friday that Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the Group of Twenty summit on the island of Bali in November.  "Jokowi told me that Xi and Putin intend to attend (the summit) in Bali," Andy Widjajanto, a former cabinet secretary and unofficial advisor to President Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, told Reuters.  On Thursday, the Indonesian president told Bloomberg News that the two leaders assured him of this. Indonesian presidential officials did not respond to requests to confirm the report.  The trip would be Xi's first visit outside China since he visited Myanmar in January 2020, and China adheres to a zero-Covid policy, which prompted it to close its borders almost completely to international travel.  Xi is widely expected to secure an unprecedented third term at a five-year conference of the ruling Communist Party scheduled for this fall, before heading to Bali for the G-20 meeting in mid-November.  As the group's chair this year, Indonesia faced pressure from Western countries to withdraw its invitation to Putin over the Ukraine war, and Indonesia also invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to attend the Bali summit.  Jokowi sought to play the role of mediator between the two countries, and during the past months he traveled to meet the Ukrainian and Russian presidents to call for an end to the war and to search for ways to alleviate the global food crisis.  He said this week that the two countries had accepted Indonesia as a "bridge of peace".

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin are preparing to participate in the Group of Twenty (G20) on the Indonesian island of Bali in November.

An adviser to the Indonesian president said Friday that Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend the Group of Twenty summit on the island of Bali in November.

"Jokowi told me that Xi and Putin intend to attend (the summit) in Bali," Andy Widjajanto, a former cabinet secretary and unofficial advisor to President Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, told Reuters.

On Thursday, the Indonesian president told Bloomberg News that the two leaders assured him of this. Indonesian presidential officials did not respond to requests to confirm the report.

The trip would be Xi's first visit outside China since he visited Myanmar in January 2020, and China adheres to a zero-Covid policy, which prompted it to close its borders almost completely to international travel.

Xi is widely expected to secure an unprecedented third term at a five-year conference of the ruling Communist Party scheduled for this fall, before heading to Bali for the G-20 meeting in mid-November.

As the group's chair this year, Indonesia faced pressure from Western countries to withdraw its invitation to Putin over the Ukraine war, and Indonesia also invited Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to attend the Bali summit.

Jokowi sought to play the role of mediator between the two countries, and during the past months he traveled to meet the Ukrainian and Russian presidents to call for an end to the war and to search for ways to alleviate the global food crisis.

He said this week that the two countries had accepted Indonesia as a "bridge of peace".
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