Indonesian President Joko Widodo says he has delivered a message from Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, APA reports citing BBC.
Widodo met the Ukrainian president on a visit to Kyiv yesterday and has been in Moscow today for a meeting with Putin.
“I conveyed President Zelensky’s message to President Putin,” Widodo said after the Moscow talks.
He did not reveal what the message said but added he’s expressed his “readiness” to help start communication between the two leaders.
Widodo said Indonesia will continue to co-operate with Russia, and in turn Putin told reporters that Russia is ready to fulfil Indonesia’s need for fertilisers – the supply of which has been affected by the war in Ukraine and Western sanctions.
The Indonesian leader is the current president of the G20 group of nations and a member of a United Nations crisis group set up to address the threat of global hunger resulting from the war.
Widodo has invited Zelensky to the November G20 summit in Bali. AFP reports the Ukrainian president told Widodo his attendance would depend on who else was there – Russia is a member of the G20 and as such Putin would be expected to attend.