The leaders of the world’s largest economies are scheduled to discuss the issues brought on by the Covid-19 epidemic in the coming days. The discussion will be capped by Russia’s conflict in Ukraine
Bali: Indonesian President Joko Widodo has asked world leaders to adhere to the UN charter and demanded the end of “the war, ” a reference to the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia in his speech during the G20 Summit that began here on Tuesday.
The president said that all leaders have an obligation to the citizens of the world. Being accountable meant adhering to the UN charter in a consistent manner.
“Being responsible requires that we stop the conflict,” he said in the English part of his short opening remarks. He didn’t mention Russia and Ukraine in English however, a portion of his speech to the group of 20 leaders was in Bahasa Indonesia.
It is difficult to progress in the event that the war has not been over, Widodo said, adding that the world should not fall into a new Cold War.
The leaders of the world’s largest economies are scheduled to discuss the issues triggered by the covid-19 epidemic in the coming days. This is followed by Russia’s conflict in Ukraine.
Premier Secretary Narendra Modi was welcomed at the venue for the summit by President Widodo before the official opening to the summit.
“Recover Together Recover stronger. Indonesian President @jokowi congratulates Modi as PM for his participation in the G20 Bali Summit. In-depth discussions on the current global issues, including food and security of energy and health are scheduled for the #g20org Summit Agenda today.” The spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs Arindam Bagchi stated in a tweet.
After the conference in Indonesia, India will take its Group of 20 presidencies for one year.
“Recover Together to Recover stronger’ was one of the themes selected by Indonesia at the time it assumed control in the year 2000. However, the war between Ukraine and Russia which began in February is threatening fuel and food shortages.
The leaders will host three working sessions on energy security and food safety, cybersecurity, and digital transformative and health. Modi should take part in the three.
In the midst of this summit, Modi will hold bilateral talks on Wednesday. These include Indonesian president Widodo, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
The list released by Delhi does not include Chinese President Xi Jinping, with whom Modi hasn’t had a face-to-face meeting ever since the Galway Valley conflict between forces of both sides in the year 2020.
The meeting did not mention an additional meeting with the new British pm Rishi Sunak. There is the possibility of additional bilateral meetings that are squeezed into the agenda.
The G20 is comprised of 19 different countries. Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and Turkey, the UK and the USA as well as The European Union (EU).