Indonesian traditionFashion show at G-20 summit – heads of state discover tie-dye shirts
Dozens of heads of state from G-20 countries dressed in traditional Indonesian batik shirts for Tuesday night’s celebratory dinner.
The 17th Summit of the G-20 countries instead of. As Indonesia holds the presidency this year, the summit will take place on November 15 and 16 on the Indonesian island of Bali, chaired by President Joko Widodo. At the celebratory dinner at the Garuda-Wisnu-Kencana Cultural Park, many heads of state were dressed in traditional batik shirts.
The performance of the Canadian Justin Trudeau in the magenta-colored shirt would have caused applause and whistles from the journalists. The new British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sparked even more enthusiasm with a red fitted shirt. Even Elon Musk, who connected via video, showed up in tie-dye. German Chancellor Scholz and French Prime Minister Macron, on the other hand, did without the local appearance, Joe Biden skipped the festive meal.
Lavrov replaces Putin, Biden met Xi Jinping
The G-20 summit was eagerly awaited. The Russian Head of State Vladimir Putin did not travel to Indonesia, but left the Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stand for. Since his arrival in Bali, he has been the talk of the town: on the one hand with rumors about his health – he is said to have been treated in a hospital for heart problems – and on the other hand because of a video that showed him with an Apple Watch, the latest iPhone and fashion shows from The United States.
Also met at the G-20 summit Joe Biden and Xi Jinping met for the first time in their roles as heads of state and discussed US-China relations, the threat of nuclear weapons use in Ukraine and the diplomatic tussle over Taiwan.