The Chair country traditionally invites observers from other states to G20 meetings, while they, as a rule, do not take part in official discussions.
Washington has asked Jakarta, which chairs the G20, to invite Ukraine as an observer to the summit in November. This was reported by Bloomberg on Monday, citing sources.
According to the agency’s source, a number of member countries of the Group of Seven (G7), including the United States, have asked Indonesia to invite Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy as an observer to the G20 summit.
Representatives of the White House declined to comment on this information.
The Chair country traditionally invites observers from other states to G20 meetings. At the same time, they, as a rule, do not take part in official discussions.
Bloomberg previously reported, citing sources, that the United States exerted pressure on Indonesia, which is chairing the G20 this year, in order to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from participating in the summit.
Last Thursday, Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that the leaders of all the G20 countries, including the Russian president, were invited to the summit.