Indonesia announces Putin’s refusal to attend G20 summit

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Russian President Vladimir Putin will not go to the G20 summit, which will be held on the Indonesian island of Bali on November 15-16. This was announced on Thursday, November 10, by the official representative of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investments of Indonesia, Jody Mahardi.

How informs Reuters referring to an Indonesian official, the Russian delegation at the G20 summit will be headed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov instead of Vladimir Putin. At the same time, Mahardi did not specify whether this information was received from Moscow through official channels in response to an invitation from the Indonesian authorities.

Other details are not given. The Kremlin and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation did not officially give any comments on the composition of the Russian delegation at the G20 summit. The decision on Vladimir Putin’s participation in the summit has also not yet been announced.

On November 9, the press secretary of the Russian leader noted that they were still discussing various formats for Vladimir Putin’s participation in the summit G20 in Bali, but a final decision on this issue has not yet been made.

The Indonesian president, who previously extended an invitation to Vladimir Putin as a host of the summit, said he had a “strong feeling” that the Russian leader will not attend the summit.

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