Putin Will Not Be Attending the G-20 Summit in Bali, Luhut: This is the Best for Everyone

- 11 November 2022 18:30 WIB
A poster for the G20 Summit in Bali. (Photo/twitter @g20org)
A poster for the G20 Summit in Bali. (Photo/twitter @g20org)

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Russian President Vladimir Putin will not be attending the G20 Summit in Bali, Moscow's embassy in Indonesia told AFP on Thursday. The summit will be held next week, on November 15 to 16. 

"I can confirm that (Foreign Minister) Sergei Lavrov will lead the Russian delegation (at) the G20. President Putin's program is still being worked out, he could participate virtually," said Yulia Tomskaya, the embassy's chief of protocol.

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The Indonesian government confirmed Putin’s absence. According to Tempo, Indonesian Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that he had obtained official information from the Russian government.

"No, Putin will not be present. He said he will send Foreign Minister (Sergei Lavrov) to come (to replace Putin)," said Luhut in the Nusa Dua area, Bali, Thursday, November 10, 2022.

Luhut added that Putin's decision not to come was "the best for all of us."

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“Whatever happens with Russia’s decision, it is for our common good and the best for all of us,” added Pandjaitan as quoted from PBS, Thursday, November 10, 2022.

As many as 18 thousand personnel from the National Police and the Indonesian Army have been prepared to secure the summit of the G20 Summit in Bali on November 15-16.

National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo said the police would carry out security from the beginning when entering through the airport or port.

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His party has prepared special personnel equipped with CCTV technology to face recognition.

This sophisticated tool will be able to monitor the data of people who are "being monitored," both from abroad and within the country.



Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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