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DW News published this video item, entitled “Has the war in Ukraine affected Indonesia and Southeast Asia? | DW News” – below is their description.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is set to dominate a meeting of G-20 foreign ministers. The group of rich and developing nations have begun their talks on the Indonesian island of Bali. The countries involved are ones likely to feel the effects of a food and energy crisis that the war is setting off.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov opened his visit by holding talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. Wang is also expected to meet face to face with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. US-China tensions remain high over Taiwan and trade disputes. China has also refused to condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while the US is sending military gear and other assistance to bolster Kyiv’s war effort.
Amid the tensions, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been trying to mediate. Last week he visited both Russia and Ukraine in what he described as a “peace mission”. Here’s more on Indonesia’s unique stance on the war in Ukraine.
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Bali is a province of Indonesia and the westernmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands. East of Java and west of Lombok, the province includes the island of Bali and a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, and Nusa Ceningan.
China is the third largest country in the world by area and the largest country in the world by population. Properly known as the People’s Republic of China, the political territory of the country includes Tibet and Hong Kong. The capital is Beijing.
Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a transcontinental country in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It consists of more than seventeen thousand islands, including Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, and New Guinea. Jakarta is the capital.
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Russia spans more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. Moscow is the country’s capital.
The Soviet Union was dissolved in 1991 and since 1993 Russia been governed as a federal semi-presidential republic. Russia is a major great power, with the world’s second-most powerful military, and the fourth-highest military expenditure. As a recognised nuclear-weapon state, the country possesses the world’s largest stockpile of nuclear weapons.
Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov is a Russian diplomat and politician who has served as the Foreign Minister of Russia since 2004. As a member of the United Russia party, he was previously the Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations, serving in the role from 1994 to 2004.
Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. Neighbouring countries include the People’s Republic of China to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south.
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