Jokowi Meets with Vladimir Putin, Emphasizes that Indonesia has no Interest Except to See the War End

- 01 July 2022 15:52 WIB
President Joko Widodo with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (Photo/ BPMI Setpres/Laily Rachev)
President Joko Widodo with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Thursday, June 30, 2022. (Photo/ BPMI Setpres/Laily Rachev)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – A day after visiting Ukraine, Indonesian President Joko Widodo paid a visit to Russia on Thursday, June 30, 2022.

President Jokowi arrived at the Kremlin Palace at around 15.30 local time and immediately had a one-on-one meeting with President Putin in the State Ceremony Room of the Kremlin Palace.

The two heads of state then held a joint press statement in the Ekaterina room, Kremlin Palace.

President Jokowi said that the Indonesian constitution mandates that Indonesia always try to contribute to the creation of world peace. President Jokowi's visit to Ukraine and Russia is one manifestation of this contribution.

"The issue of peace and humanity has always been a priority for Indonesia's foreign policy. The Indonesian constitution mandates that Indonesia always try to contribute to the creation of world peace. In this context, I made visits to Kyiv and to Moscow," said President Jokowi in a joint press statement with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 30, 2022.

Also Read: President Jokowi Meets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Offers Indonesia's Help to Rebuild

Quoted from the website of the State Secretariat, Jokowi said that although the current situation is still very difficult, he emphasized that it is important to continue to promote a peaceful settlement and also open space for dialogue.

"I have conveyed President Zelenskyy's message to President Putin and I conveyed my readiness to become a communication bridge between the two leaders," said President Jokowi.

President Jokowi also said that he had discussed with Russian President Vladimir Putin the problem of disrupting the food and fertilizer supply chain which could affect hundreds of millions of people in the world, especially in developing countries.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara

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