G20: Ursula von der Leyen in favor of Western participation in G20 even if Putin is present

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The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is in favor of Western participation in the next G20 summit in Indonesia in November, despite the possible presence of the Russian president and war in Ukraine.

«I think it is better to tell him in person (to Vladimir Putin), if he comes, what we believe and to take a standUrsula von der Layen pointed out on Sunday (26/6) in an interview with the German television station ZDF.

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Von der Leyen was asked about the idea of ​​a G20 boycott by Western countries and spoke on the sidelines of the G7 in Germany.

“THE G20 “It is too important for developing countries, for emerging countries, to let Putin destroy it,” she said, according to the Athenian News Agency.

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“One thing is very clear, it will not be work as usual, that is, normalcy” in relation to Putin, von der Leyen underlined.

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Indonesia, which holds the G20 presidency, is set to host the summit in Bali in November.

The country came under strong pressure from the West, with the United States first, to exclude Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

But Jakarta has resisted, arguing that its position as host obliges it to remain “impartial”, according to its president, Joko Widondo, who also invited the Ukrainian president. Volodymyr Zelensky.

If the Western heads of state go to Bali, it will be their first meeting with the Russian president in a row since the Moscow invasion of Ukraine.

“We have to discuss this issue (with the EU Member States),” said Ursula von der Leyen.

Source: News Beast

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