Bandung Spirit Conversation Series:
G20 PRESIDENCY OF INDONESIA AMID GLOBAL CRISIS:
What challenges and what hopes for a global future?
The G20 Summit will take place at the end of October 2022 in Indonesia amid global crisis. The watchwords are “RECOVER TOGETHER, RECOVER STRONGER”. However, the global crisis provoked by the Covid-19 pandemic was aggravated and prolonged by the Russian military attacks on Ukraine, and the G20 risks to be dragged into geopolitical battle between world power blocs.
Will Indonesia be able to defend its sovereignty and promote Bandung-NAM principles (especially under the pressure of the West that tries to use the G20 Summit as a geopolitical tool against Russia and the threat of certain Western countries to boycott the summit if Indonesia welcomes Russia and does not invite Ukraine)? What are the global challenges seen from different countries and perspectives? What common request / message / recommendation to be addressed to Indonesia as president of G20?