Most of the leaders of the Group of Twenty, the group of 20 major rich and developing economies, arrived in Bali (Indonesia) on Monday to participate from tomorrow in a summit that will be conditioned by differences among members over the Russian invasion of the country. Ukraine.
The Indonesian tourist island received today, amid tight security and a festive atmosphere, the leaders of the group whose planes have landed since the weekend at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali.
The President of the United States was one of the first to arrive, Joe Bidenwho landed at 9:47 pm on Sunday in Air Force One, after participating in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Cambodia over the weekend.
On his part, the Chinese president said, Xi JinpingArrived Monday around 3:15 p.m. local time on an Air China flight and just above Two hours later began his bilateral meeting with Biden, the first that they both held as heads of state, and which became the highlight of the day..
The other leaders of the group, made up of Germany, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, the United States of America, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, as Turkey and the European Union, with Spain as a permanent guest, appeared on the island.
Among them the president, Alberto Fernandez, which seeks to persuade the group to rethink the model of religion; british prime minister, Rishi Sunakwho will almost put his diplomatic skills to the test, Al-Kindi Justin Trudeau And French Emmanuel Macron.
Today Macron hosted a dinner with representatives of Argentina, Mexico, South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda, as well as Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.as detailed by the Elysee.
Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro SanchezIt also landed today on a Spanish Air Force plane after 6:45 pm after it stopped in Amman and was received by the Spanish ambassador in Indonesia, Francis of Assisi Aguilera.
All but three leaders – from Brazil, Mexico and Russia – are expected to attend the summit from tomorrow to Wednesday.
The most notable absence is the absence of the Russian, Russian President Vladimir Putinwhich he sent on behalf of the Counsellor, Sergey Lavrovalready in Bali, who was rumored to have had to be treated in a hospital on the island, the information denied by the Kremlin.
This is the first summit of leaders held by the Group of Twenty after the invasion of Ukrainewhich would define the talks and the joint final declaration, if they could reach consensus, something that did not happen at lower level meetings during the year.
In addition to the heads of state of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Anthony Guterresalso present in Bali, as well as the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgiev Among other institutional representatives.
The members of the G-20 account for about 90% of global GDP, 80% of global trade and two-thirds of the planet’s population.as well as about 60% of all agricultural land and nearly 80% of world trade in agricultural products.