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Indonesia president to visit Ukraine, Russia on peace-building mission


Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday he will urge his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts to open room for dialogue during a peace-building mission to the countries because "war has to stop and the global food chains need to be reactivated".

Speaking before leaving to attend the G7 summit in Germany, where Widodo was invited as the G20 rotating president, he said he will also urge Russia's Vladimir Putin to order an immediate ceasefire.

Widodo said he will travel to both Ukraine and Russia, without providing specific details of his trip.

The conflict has caused major disruption to supply chains, stoking a food and energy crisis that has seen inflation soar in many countries, some of which have imposed export curbs to preserve domestic supplies.

Published : June 26, 2022

By : Reuters