BALI, JAKTIMES.COM- A number of leaders of G20 countries and international organizations began arriving at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, Sunday (11/13/2022). The presence of these leaders is to attend the G20 Summit in Bali which will be held on 15-16 November 2022.
One of the country’s leaders arriving today is the President of the United States (US), Joe Biden. The US presidential plane, Air Force One, carrying President Biden arrived at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport at around 21.46 WITA.
After getting off the plane, President Biden was greeted by a Balinese dance. President Biden then walked to the set of vehicles that had been prepared and quickly left the airport.
Previously, a number of leaders of international organizations also arrived in Bali. Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Klaus Schwab arrived at around 18.56 WITA and was greeted directly by the Governor of Bali I Wayan Koster.
The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, arrived shortly after and was greeted by SOE Minister Erick Thohir. Furthermore, Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Gilbert F. Houngbo and President of the Islamic Development Bank (ISDB) Muhammad Sulaiman Al Jasser also arrived at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Mexico’s Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon then landed and was greeted by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and the Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who came with her partner, landed after President Joe Biden. The President of the Republic of Korea Yoon Suk-yeol and Mrs. Kim Keon-hee landed later, at around 22.30 WITA.
The Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Fiji, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida who came with Mrs. Yuko Kishida are also scheduled to arrive in Bali this evening.
In his statement at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport after landing from Cambodia, President Jokowi confirmed that 17 leaders of the G20 countries would attend this summit. The President has also received reports that the G20 Summit is fully prepared.
“This is very encouraging in the midst of very difficult times like today, especially when President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping will also be in attendance. Indonesia continues to fight for world peace and is part of the solution to various crises and economic recovery,” he said (JT)