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Indonesia Inviting Putin to G-20 Despite Pressure to Exclude Him

  • Australian leader says it’s a ‘step too far’ to talk to Putin
  • China has called Russia an ‘important’ member of the G-20
Vladimir Putin during the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, in 2019.

Vladimir Putin during the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, in 2019.

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Indonesia, which holds the rotating Group of 20 presidency, plans to invite Vladimir Putin and all other leaders to a summit later this year despite pressure to exclude him over Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Asked about Putin’s plans to attend the meeting in Bali, Foreign Ministry official Triansyah Djani said Indonesia will “remain impartial” and invite all members in accordance with established procedures.