Jokowi begins his train journey to Kyiv – Europe

News Office (The Jakarta Post)

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Wed 29 Jun 2022

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The Indonesian president is continuing his journey from Poland to the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on a special train which departed early Wednesday.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is due to meet his Ukrainian and Russian counterparts during his visits this week to Kyiv and Moscow, where he is on a peacebuilding mission and also hopes to discuss the liberalization of grain exports.

“From platform 4 of Przemysl Glowny station in Przemysl, Poland, my entourage and I will take the train to Kyiv. We start this peace mission with good intentions. Good luck,” Jokowi said in a tweet. published on his Twitter account (@jokowi).

The trip to Kyiv should take around 12 hours.

Italian Mario Draghi said on Tuesday that President Jokowi had “ruled out” Vladimir Putin’s attendance at the G20 summit in Bali in November, a statement the Kremlin quickly dismissed.

“President Widodo rules it out,” Draghi told reporters at the end of the two-day G7 summit in Germany, which Jokowi attended as an invited guest. “He was adamant he [Putin] Will not come.”

Indonesia holds the G20 presidency this year, and Western countries pressured Jokowi to exclude the Russian president from the forum summit after he announced in April that he had invited Putin.

On Sunday, before leaving for Germany, Jokowi said he would travel to Kyiv to meet Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and seek to end the Russian-Ukrainian war, which has caused food shortages and soaring prices. raw materials in the world.

“[The mission is to] build peace, because war must be stopped and [its effects] on the food supply chain needs to be facilitated,” said Jokowi.

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