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Indonesia to ensure Putin’s security at G20 summit — ambassador

The G20 will hold its 17th summit in Bali on November 15-16, 2022

MOSCOW, October 21. /TASS/. Indonesia has a vast experience in hosting major international conferences, so it will provide security for Russian President Vladimir Putin during his participation in the G20 summit, Indonesia’s Ambassador to Russia Jose Tavares said in an interview with TASS on Friday.

Tavares assured TASS that as far as Putin’s security at the G20 is concerned, Indonesia has considerable experience in hosting such major international conferences and summits as the APEC, ASEAN and the East Asia Summit.

The ambassador pledged that his country would do its utmost to ensure the security and safety of all the participants, and it would be their top priority as the host country.

Tavares pointed out that Indonesia hopes that Vladimir Putin will come to the summit, but added that it is better to ask the Russian authorities about his participation. However, Indonesia does expect Putin to attend the summit in person.

The invitation has already been extended, and the Indonesian president personally handed Putin the invitation when meeting him in Moscow, the diplomat said, expressing hope for the Russian president’s participation.

The G20 will hold its 17th summit in Bali on November 15-16, 2022. The summit will be the culmination of a series of ministerial meetings, working groups and engagement groups held during the year of Indonesia's G20 presidency.