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Indonesia: 'We must not allow the world to fall into another cold war' - Pres Widodo at G20 opening ceremony02:04

Indonesia: 'We must not allow the world to fall into another cold war' - Pres Widodo at G20 opening ceremony

Indonesia, Nusa Dua
November 15, 2022 at 04:39 GMT +00:00 · Published

Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged world leaders to avoid dividing “the world into parts” and falling “into another cold war”, during his opening speech at the G20 summit in Nusa Dua, Tuesday.

Widodo stressed the responsibility of the world’s main economies to humanity, adding that “if the war does not end, it will be difficult for the world to move forward,” in reference to the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine.

The 2022 G20 summit in Bali is taking place under the shadow of the war in Ukraine that started in late February, increasing tensions between Moscow and the Western countries, who are sending weapons to Kiev in an attempt to defeat Russia on the battlefield.

The US and the EU also imposed tough economic sanctions against Russia, although these have not been supported and implemented by many of the world’s leading economies, including Brazil, India and China.

Putin decided not to attend the G20 meeting, sending Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov instead.

Indonesia: 'We must not allow the world to fall into another cold war' - Pres Widodo at G20 opening ceremony02:04
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo urged world leaders to avoid dividing “the world into parts” and falling “into another cold war”, during his opening speech at the G20 summit in Nusa Dua, Tuesday.

Widodo stressed the responsibility of the world’s main economies to humanity, adding that “if the war does not end, it will be difficult for the world to move forward,” in reference to the ongoing armed conflict in Ukraine.

The 2022 G20 summit in Bali is taking place under the shadow of the war in Ukraine that started in late February, increasing tensions between Moscow and the Western countries, who are sending weapons to Kiev in an attempt to defeat Russia on the battlefield.

The US and the EU also imposed tough economic sanctions against Russia, although these have not been supported and implemented by many of the world’s leading economies, including Brazil, India and China.

Putin decided not to attend the G20 meeting, sending Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov instead.