July 2, 2022, 10.29 PM


JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday, June 30, met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to urge peace talks following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine that caused a food and energy crisis in developing countries.

The meeting, which took place at the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, was held a day after Jokowi held a talk with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv.

Jokowi said that he was ready to help establish contact between Zelenskyy and Putin. Jokowi had also conveyed a message from Zelenskyy to Putin but did not elaborate.

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Here are the five key points of discussion from the meeting:

Humanitarian issue: “Indonesia has always been prioritizing humanitarian aspects in its foreign policy. The constitution mandates that Indonesia always tries to contribute to world peace,” Jokowi told a press conference after the meeting.

“This was the reason I visited Kyiv and Moscow.”

Peaceful settlement of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine: Apart from a peaceful solution, Jokowi stressed the importance of embracing dialogues between both parties.

“I have relayed the message of President Zelenskyy’s message to President Putin. I am willing to be a communication bridge between the two leaders,” Jokowi said.

Food and fertilizer supplies: “I have talked about many issues and reiterated that food and fertilizers are parts of humanity. It is the interest of the people in the world,” he added.

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