Jokowi and Putin Reportedly Will Meet Face to Face


It is reported that the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, will again meet face-to-face with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, on 30 June. This news was conveyed by local Russian media, TASS.

It is not yet known what the visit will be related to. Sources say Indonesia is an important partner of Russia which has maintained intensive political and economic ties.

“This will be a very important visit. We are preparing for it now,” said the media source, quoted Wednesday (15/6/2022).

The possibility of talks regarding the G-20 is also unknown. For information, Indonesia is the president of this year’s G20 and has invited Russia to attend despite the controversy from the US and several Western countries.

“We will definitely go, but in what format will be decided later. The summit will take place on November 15-16, there is plenty of time, we’ll see,” said the source again.

Local media have confirmed several parties about this. Including the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Russian Embassy.

“I cannot confirm the news,” said Foreign Ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah.

“Regarding this issue, please contact the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,” the Russian Embassy was quoted as saying.

Previously, on Thursday (28/4/2022), President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) held a phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the call, the two discussed several issues, one of which was regarding Ukraine at the G20.

The news was conveyed directly through Jokowi’s tweet on Twitter.

“Exchanged views over the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin @KremlinRussia_E about the situation in Ukraine and the G20 cooperation,” Jokowi tweeted on Friday (29/4/2022).

Meanwhile, on the Kremlin’s official website, the two leaders reportedly discussed two things, namely the Russian military attack on Ukraine and bilateral relations between the two countries.

Regarding Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the Kremlin said Jokowi asked Putin to describe the current situation in his neighboring country.

“At Joko Widodo’s request, Vladimir Putin outlined Russia’s assessment of the situation in Ukraine in the context of the ongoing special military operations,” the official website said.

For bilateral issues between the two countries, Putin and Jokowi discussed Indonesia’s leadership at the G20 forum. The two also promised to hold joint follow-up contacts regarding the Indonesian presidency at the forum.

“The issue of Russian-Indonesian cooperation was discussed, and taking into account Jakarta’s leadership in the G20, various aspects of the association’s activities,” added the website statement.