3 Countries Haven’t Confirmed Attending G20 Summit

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The peak of G20 Indonesia is only a few days away, but three countries have not confirmed their presence. This was conveyed directly by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi).

Jokowi confirmed that the three heads of state have not officially confirmed their presence.

However, until now, Jokowi has not revealed whom the three countries mentioned have not confirmed their presence at the meeting of the leaders of the country with the largest economic power.

“No, that number is not yet,” said Jokowi, as quoted on Tuesday (11/8/2022).

Jokowi himself on various occasions has ensured that as many as 17 to 18 state leaders will attend the G20 Bali Summit. However, Jokowi also did not reveal who had confirmed the presence of the countries in question.

“There are only 3 G20 left. I will call later to confirm his arrival,” Jokowi said some time ago.

Previously, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi stated that the government had discussed in detail aspects of organizing the summit, both in terms of logistics, scheduling, trials, or meetings, to the final results of the meeting.

“Because once again, the President wants to ensure that our chairmanship, our presidency, the G20 Summit under our presidency, God willing, will be able to run well during the world’s current very unfavorable situation. So we will continue to carry out detailed preparatory work,” said the Foreign Minister at a limited meeting earlier this week.

Retno added that until now the preparations for holding the summit which will take place between the ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and the APEC Summit in Bangkok, Thailand are going well.

“From the meeting or report to the President and after we have carried out a detailed run-through of the program, overall, in general, thank God, so far all preparations have gone well,” said the Foreign Minister.

As for now, the level of presence of the leaders is very high. Confirmation of attendance also came from two new leaders of G20 member countries, namely British Prime Minister (PM) Rishi Sunak and Italian PM Giorgia Meloni.

“Some are still waiting for confirmation due to special circumstances. For example, Brazil has just finished the second round of elections but also the handover or the new president will take office on January 1, so we are still waiting from Brazil who will represent Brazil at the summit later,” he said

On the occasion, the Foreign Minister said that Jokowi would also hold a series of bilateral meetings with some leaders of the G-20 countries. At least, there are about 18 requests for bilateral meetings.

One of them is a meeting with the United States (US) which will be held on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit.

“We are trying to include it on the sidelines of the meeting. So the president has to lead, so the opportunity to hold bilateral meetings can only be done in between the meetings,” he said.

On a separate occasion, Retno has also slightly divulged which world leaders have confirmed their arrival at the G20 Bali Summit. Including the possible arrival of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.