Xi and Putin confirmed to go to November’s G20 summit in Bali

TEHRAN, Aug. 19 (MNA) – Indonesia’s president, who has cast himself as a mediator over Ukraine, says both leaders will travel to resort island.

Chinese and Russian presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin have both confirmed they will attend the G20 summit on the resort island of Bali this November, according to President Joko Widodo.

“Xi Jinping will come. President Putin has also told me he will come,” Widodo told Bloomberg News in an interview, confirming their attendance for the first time, Al-Jazeera reported.

The November summit will mark the first time that Putin, Xi and United States President Joe Biden will have met in person since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, triggering sanctions from Western countries as well as G20 members Japan and South Korea. China has avoided condemning the attack or joining the sanctions, which took place days after Beijing and Moscow announced a “no limits” partnership.

A longtime adviser to the Indonesian president also confirmed Putin and Xi would attend the summit.

KI/PR

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