Foreign Representatives Gather in Bali for the G20 Meeting Amid Russian Invasion, Rising Global Inflation

- 07 July 2022 19:10 WIB
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JAKARTADAILY.ID – Foreign representatives are gathered at the G20, a strategic multilateral platform that connects the world’s major developed and emerging economies, currently being hosted in Bali, Indonesia, in a two-day meeting that starts on Thursday, July 7, 2022.

The G20 Foreign Ministers' Meeting (G20 FMM) is held in Bali from July 7 to 8, 2022 and it kicked off with discussions about the world's most pressing issues, which are Russia's invasion of Ukraine, including its consequences on the world economy as well as rising global inflation in a post-pandemic era.

The G20 event in Bali is an opportunity for Indonesia to showcase its economic recovery, with the members of the strategic platform representing more than 80 percent of the world's GDP, 75 percent of international trade, and 60 percent of the globe's population.

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Indonesia carries a global theme of "Building a more peaceful, stable, and prosperous world together," as the world's fourth most populous nation expects the forum will serve as a strategic platform to discuss global recovery efforts.‚Äč

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi, and Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, among others, were among the invitees.

Special envoy for Ukraine, Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has also reportedly been invited according to media reports, despite the country not being an official member of the G20.

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The invited foreign ministers were scheduled also hold bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the event and some closely watched discussions, including Russia's aggression in Ukraine and the continuing trade war between the U.S. and China, will be put on the table.

Indonesia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Thursday that the G20 FMM will have two sessions, of which the first will discuss Strengthening Multilateralism and how to strengthen global collaboration and build mutual trust among countries all over the world to enable sustainable environment management, world stability, peace, and development.

The ministry said two special speakers were scheduled to share their ideas in this session. They are UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Prof. Jeffrey Sachs from Columbia University.

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"They will share their views on empowerment of multilateral principles and forums amid the current geopolitical situation," the ministry said.

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Editor: Muhamad Al Azhari


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