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Telephone conversation with President of Indonesia Joko Widodo

November 2, 2022

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo at the initiative of Indonesia.

The two presidents discussed the agenda of the  G20 summit scheduled to be held in Bali on November 15–16. The President of Russia spoke highly of the constructive and depoliticised work of the G20 Presidency of Indonesia on current topics such as stronger energy and food security, sustainable energy transition, digital transformation of the global economy, and the improvement of healthcare architecture. The sides noted he consistent personal efforts of Joko Widodo to promote a unifying agenda of the G20.

Speaking about global food security, Vladimir Putin put forth Russia’s fundamental approach to the implementation of the Istanbul package deal on Ukrainian grain exports from Black Sea ports and the unblocking of Russian agricultural and fertiliser exports to global markets. He updated the Indonesian President on the situation that developed after the Kiev regime used the maritime humanitarian corridor for a subversive attack against the infrastructure and ships of the Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol, as well as Russia’s decision to resume the implementation of the grain initiative now that Ukraine has guaranteed the non-use of the humanitarian route for military purposes.

It was noted that Russia was ready to ship considerable amounts of grain to the poorest countries free of charge as humanitarian aid. Joko Widodo supported this approach.

Following up on the agreement reached during the Indonesian President’s visit to Russia in June 2022, the two leaders discussed several current issues of the successfully developing bilateral cooperation. They also reaffirmed their resolve to continue building up mutually beneficial ties in various fields.

November 2, 2022