Thanks to its economic potential, Indonesia will still play an influential role in the G20.
As the climate crisis worsens, and after being ravaged by the COVID-19, it is paramount for Indonesia and G20 countries to strengthen global pandemic preparedness and climate action.
Ukraine was just one of a number of potential areas of conflict that the two leaders discussed at their face-to-face meeting in Bali.
With “Recover Together, Recover Stronger” as its theme, the 2022 summit has global health, digital transformation, and a sustainable energy transition high on the agenda.
The G20 comes at a time of deep divisions between the world’s powers, so it’s unlikely to make much progress on its policy agenda - but it’s still good to talk.
This was the first time Russia, China and the west have come face to face since the invasion of Ukraine. It did not go well.
The G20 summit can show how Indonesia can contribute to peace by becoming a mediator between the two parties.
Past sanctions on Russia, including being expelled from another international forum, haven’t had the desired results. So why try the same thing again?