G20 summit venue ready to receive heads of state

G20 heads of state
Indonesian President Joko Widodo was accompanied by Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi when closely observing a number of places that will be used as venues for the G20 Summit, on Tuesday (November 8, 2022). (The Indonesian Cabinet Secretariat)
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G20 heads of state, including United States President Joe Biden and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, have confirmed to attend the G20 summit in Bali on Nov. 15-16, 2022.

 

Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated that Indonesia is ready to welcome the G20 heads of state and hold the G20 Summit which will take place on Nov. 15-16, 2022 in Bali province.

The Indonesian head of state made the remarks after closely observing a number of places that will be used as the location for the G20 summit on the country’s resort island on Tuesday.

“So it’s already D-7, I have checked since this morning to the smallest points. We have checked everything and I want to say we are ready to receive G20 guests,” President Jokowi told the media at the Taman Hutan Raya (grand forest park) Ngurah Rai, Denpasar city.

On the occasion, President Jokowi also explained that up to now there have been 17 G20 heads of state/heads of government who have stated that they will be present at the upcoming G20 Summit in Bali, including United States President Joe Biden and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping.

“Yes, that’s for sure 17,” the president stated.

Regarding the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President Jokowi said that the two heads of state are still considering the situation and conditions in their respective countries.

“A few days ago I also made phone calls, spoke on the phone with President Putin and President Zelensky. They would attend if conditions are possible,” the president said.

The president also reiterated that the presence of G20 heads of state and heads of government at the G20 summit in Bali this time is an honor, given the unfavorable world conditions.

“I think in a normal condition, it’s normal that 17 up to 18 (people) attend. This is not normal condition, the world is in a very difficult situation, and all countries are in a very difficult condition. If the presence reaches that number, I think it is very good,” he noted.

Reporting by Indonesia Window

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