“I reiterated the importance of immediately putting an end to the war. I also emphasised that a peaceful solution should be prioritised. And Indonesia is ready for such a peaceful solution,” Joko stated.
The Indonesian chief additionally relayed particulars of a dialogue with Zelensky on Wednesday through which he stated he had invited him to the G20 summit.
“During the conversation with the Ukrainian president I obtained an update on the latest situation in Ukraine. The talks also discussed various requests on arms assistance from Indonesia,” Joko stated.
“I emphasised that in accordance with the Indonesian constitutional mandate and based on Indonesia’s foreign policy principles, Indonesia cannot provide arms assistance to another country. I said, however, Indonesia is prepared to provide humanitarian assistance. I extend the hope that the war will immediately end and that peaceful solutions can be prioritised.”
Joko and Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi have been consulting fellow G20 members in regards to the make-up of the summit in gentle of Russia’s warfare in addition to what position it can have on the agenda in Bali.
He stated on Friday night time that he had spoken to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte over the previous two months in regards to the G20, in addition to Putin and Zelensky.
“We understand that G20 has a role as a catalyst in recovering the world’s economy. And when talking about the world’s economic recovery, there are two things now that give influence: the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine,” Joko stated.
“In this context, during the phone conversation I invited President Zelensky to attend the G20 summit.”