In the presence of Biden .. The opening of the G-20 summit in Bali
In the presence of US President Joe Biden, Indonesian President Joko Widodo opened the 2022 G-20 summit on the island of Bali, where the leaders of the group’s countries arrived to take part in the work of the summit.
Widodo said the food crisis and energy security issue is affecting developing countries and “we have no choice but to work together to save the world.”
The Indonesian President stressed the need to “stay prepared for any possible future pandemic”.
He also addressed the leaders of the G-20 summit, saying, “Another world war must be avoided.”
Widodo stressed that the G20 summit “must not fail”.
The US President came to Bali to attend the summit, where he previously held a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to discuss relations between the two countries.
Biden said at a news conference after the meeting that he had expressed his disapproval of Beijing’s hostile crackdown on Taiwan.
He added, “I have agreed with the Chinese President to establish specific rules and conditions for dealing with problems between our two countries,” assuring the Chinese President, “We are trying to manage our competition and resolve differences peacefully.”
On the first day of President Biden’s trip to Indonesia, he held bilateral meetings with Indonesian President Joko Widodo and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping. pic.twitter.com/OxyHRd7Adh
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Biden stated that his meeting with Xi lasted three and a half hours during which they discussed many files: “We spoke on many subjects and he was open with me and we made sure that we understood each other (…) My big concern is that the behavior will be misunderstood.”
Regarding the G20 summit outcome, there is a tendency to take a strong stance against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as a senior US official said on Tuesday that the United States expects the G-20 to end the Russian war in Ukraine and its impact on the global economy at the conclusion of the Bali Heads of State and Government meeting.
The official told reporters that most of the countries in the group reached a consensus during talks in the days over Russia’s war in Ukraine.
The US official said the final statement from the G20 summit will contain strong condemnation of “most” member states of Russia’s war against Ukraine.
“I think you will see that most G20 members unequivocally condemn Russia’s war in Ukraine and see this war as the main source of the tremendous economic and human suffering in the world,” said the official, who spoke to reporters on condition spoke anonymity, said.
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