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President Jokowi to Visit Ukraine, Russia in June-end

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President Joko Widodo (Photo: Presidential Secretariat Press Bureau)
President Joko Widodo (Photo: Presidential Secretariat Press Bureau)

TheIndonesia.id - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is scheduled to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the end of June 2022 during his overseas trip, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has informed. The planned visit to Ukraine and Russia would be part of a trip that President Widodo would undertake in a very complex situation, Marsudi said during a media briefing on Wednesday.

Widodo will visit Ukraine and Russia after attending the G7 Summit in Germany as a partner country. 

"Despite the difficult situation and complex problem, as G20 president and a member of the champion group of the Global Crisis Response Group formed by the UN Secretary General, President Jokowi has opted to try to make contributions rather than remain silent," she added as quoted by Antara.

President Widodo will be the first Asian leader to visit the two countries since Russia launched what is being described as a special operation in Ukraine, she said. The visit reflects the President's concern over humanitarian issues as well as efforts to contribute to addressing the impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on various countries, she said.

"(We will) try to contribute to handling the food crisis due to the war that has affected all countries, particularly developing countries and low-income countries," she added.

The visit is also part of efforts to encourage the spirit of peace, she said.

After Ukraine and Russia, he is scheduled to fly to Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, to discuss economic cooperation.

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