Urged not to invite Russia to G20 summit, Indonesia reaffirms its neutrality

Retno Marsudi
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (IO/ Rayi Gigih)

Jakarta, IO – Indonesia has decided to invite all G20 member countries, including Russia, in response to pressure from other members urging Indonesia not to invite the country as a consequence for its military aggression against its neighbor Ukraine.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Indonesia’s stance is driven by its adherence to the principle of neutrality which underpin its policy as member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

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“The government will continue to consult with member states so that the G20 Summit in November can be held accordingly,” said Retno during a working meeting with the House of Representatives (DPR) on Wednesday (6/4).

Retno further said that Indonesia has continued to use diplomatic channels and established communication with various countries to bring a peaceful end to the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine.