G20 was founded in1999 after the Asian financial crisis to discuss global economic and financial issues. The forum has met every year, and on November 15-16 in this year, 19 countries and the European Union gathered Bali and 9 countries were invited as a guest in Bali, Indonesia. This year was the first G20 since Russia has invaded Ukraine. Western countries pushed pressure to withdraw the invitation to President Putin and expel Russia from the group. Officials announced Putin would not attend the meeting in person but virtually, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov would represent Putin on the island of Bali. Indonesian G20 Presidency theme was –Recover Together, Recover Stronger.
G20 Indonesia 2022 (https://indonesia.go.id/g20/?lang=2)
G20 Bali Leader’s Declaration.” White House. Government. November 16, 2022
Russia’s Putin will not attend the G20 summit in Bali in person.” REUTERS. November 10, 2022
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