President Biden, Other Leaders Arrive in Bali for G20 Summit
The leaders of the G20 countries and international organizations Sunday (11/13) at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, have started arriving in Bali to attend G20 Summit that will take place on November 15-16, 2022.
The first Presidential Aircraft Air Force One carrying President of the United States Joe Biden landed at the international airport at around 9.46 p.m. Central Indonesian Time (WITA).
Upon his arrival, President Biden was greeted by a traditional Balinese welcoming dance and then walked to the presidential motorcade vehicles that have been prepared to leave the airport.
Previously, several leaders of international organizations have also arrived in Bali, including Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Klaus Schwab, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Director General of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Gilbert F. Houngbo, and President of the Islamic Development Bank (ISDB) Muhammad Sulaiman Al Jasser.
There were also Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard Casaubon, President of European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, President of the Republic of Korea Yoon Suk-yeol and the First Lady Kim Keon-hee who landed at around 10.30 p.m. WITA.
Fijian Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Ratu Inoke Kubuabola and Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida along with his spouse Mrs. Yuko Kishida are also expected to arrive in Bali in the 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 the summit.
The President has also been reported that the G20 Summit is fully prepared.
“This is very encouraging that in the midst of tough times like today, the G20 leaders, especially President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping will be in attendance. Indonesia will constantly fight for world peace and be part of the solution to various crises and economic recovery,” the President said. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (RIF/MUR)