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Jokowi to Visit Ukraine, Russia to Discuss Food Crisis

  • Indonesian leader to visit Kyiv, Moscow after joining G-7 meet
  • Soaring food costs roil Southeast Asia, dent Jokowi’s support
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo.

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo.

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo will head to Kyiv and Moscow to push for peace and discuss the global food crisis partly caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Jokowi, as the president is popularly known, will be the first Asian leader to visit the countries since the war began, said Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. The visits will take place after he attends the Group of Seven meeting in Germany on June 26-28.