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“End The War”, President Widodo Tells G20 Members

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President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo

The Indonesian President Joko Widodo has told G20 members that the war in Ukraine must end immediately.

In his opening remarks at the G20 summit in Bali on Tuesday said, “Being responsible means creating not zero-sum situations, being responsible here also means that we must end the war. If the war does not end, it will be difficult for the world to move forward.”

“We should not divide the world into parts. We must not allow the world to fall into another world war,” he said they must also avoid another world war.

Meanwhile, on the sidelines of the G20summit,Chinese leader Xi Jinping and United States President Joe Biden met on Monday and held their first in-person talks since Biden became president.

On China, Biden told the summit that “the United States will compete vigorously…. while keeping lines of communication open and ensuring competition does not veer into conflict,” the White House said in a statement.

The summit comes with Beijing and Washington’s rivalry intensifying as a more powerful and assertive China tries to disrupt the US-led international order.

The world’s two largest economies are at loggerheads on everything from trade to human rights in China’s Xinjiang region and the status of the self-ruled island of Taiwan, and Biden said he expected “straightforward discussions” with Xi.

“I know Xi Jinping, he knows me,” he told reporters adding, “We have very little misunderstanding. We just got to figure out what the red lines are,” Biden said.

Biden also condemned Russia’s “brutal and unjust” invasion of Ukraine.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is representing President Vladimir Putin.

He accused the West of militarising Southeast Asia to contain Chinese and Russian interest in a key geostrategic battleground.

“The United States and its NATO allies are trying to master this space,” Lavrov told a news conference.