Senior Indonesian minister hopes Bali’s ‘peaceful aura’ can help end Ukraine-Russia war

Forward of the G20 Summit subsequent month in Bali, a senior Indonesian minister expressed his want that the peaceable vibes of the Island of Gods can bridge peaceable options to finish present conflicts, particularly between Russia and Ukraine.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Funding Luhut Pandjaitan mentioned yesterday that he hopes the G20 Summit, scheduled for Nov. 15 and 16 in Nusa Dua, can assist usher in peace between warring nations.

He added that President Joko Widodo may be the bridge for peace negotiations.

“As a result of world leaders will collect [at the summit] in a peaceable ambiance, hopefully Ukraine and Russia can obtain peace,” Luhut mentioned, including that the US and China also can work out their variations once they meet on the summit. 

Luhut didn’t affirm the attendance of President Vladimir Putin, President Joe Biden, President Xi Jinping and President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the summit, however as an alternative requested for everybody’s prayers so all will make an look for additional peace discussions.

In line with experiences, each Putin and Biden have expressed their intention to attend the summit, whereas Zelenskyy is predicted to attend remotely as a particular invitee.

Indonesia, holding the G20 presidency for the primary time, was criticized by some international locations for extending invites to Russia amid the invasion of Ukraine.

President Jokowi’s administration has been cautious to not explicitly take sides within the battle. Actually, he was the primary Asian chief to satisfy with each Putin and Zelenskyy – albeit individually – for the reason that battle started earlier this yr in an effort to start out peace talks between the 2 international locations.

“We consider that Bali has a peaceable aura. So I consider,” Luhut mentioned, when requested whether or not the summit in Bali can be utilized as a platform for peace talks.

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