The Chinese and Russian foreign ministers had last met Jaishankar in India in March and April, respectively. Jaishankar is also likely to meet his counterparts from the West, including the US, Latin America, Turkey and hosts (Indonesia), among others. All eyes will be on the reaction of the foreign ministers from the West when their Russian counterpart addresses the meeting. Few months ago, some leaders had walked out at the G20 Finance Ministers meeting in the US when the minister from Russia started his address.
Global economic recession, food security, energy security are expected to dominate the agenda of the Bali meet. It will enable the states to prepare for the Summit in November, also in Bali. Guided by the theme ‘Recover Together, Recover Stronger’, the G20 Foreign Ministers Meet 2022 aims to enhance collaboration through dialogue to revive multilateralism in addressing global challenges, according to an announcement by Indonesia.
This year’s G20 meeting has been dominated by the war in Ukraine, with western nations not keen on the presence of the Russian president at the summit.But Jakarta has a balanced approach. Indonesia, as the chair, decided on countries’ participation and wants all member countries of the grouping to be present at the summit, including the Russian president.