Meloni at G20 with busy schedule of meetings: Italy not isolated

Tomorrow he will see Biden and Erdogan, Wednesday Xi. An interview with Macron is not on the agenda

Bali (Indonesia), 14 Nov. (askanews) – Tomorrow Joe Biden and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Wednesday Xi Jinping and Justin Trudeau. Giorgia Meloni arrived this evening in Bali in Indonesia, where the G20 opens tomorrow, with a packed agenda of bilateral meetings.

A clear demonstration, is the reasoning being made at Palazzo Chigi, of Italy’s “fundamental role” in the international arena. A trip, the second for an international summit after the COP27 in Sharm el-Sheik, which “denies the detractors” of the prime minister and the government and shows, on the contrary, that there is “great attention” towards the country and not that ‘”isolation that the left is reporting”.

So tomorrow Meloni will see Biden (at 17.15, 10.15 in Italy), Erdogan and the president of Indonesia Joko Widodo while Wednesday will be the turn of the Chinese president Xi-Jinping, the Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, the Japanese premier Fumio Kishida and the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. However, Palazzo Chigi is working to organize other meetings. At the moment, according to what is learned, a face-to-face meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron is not planned, but it cannot be excluded that there may be a clarification between the two after the tensions of recent days over migrants. In the meantime, the tenant of the Elysée had heard from the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella and together they reaffirmed “the great importance of the relationship” between Italy and France. A contact that took place last Saturday on the initiative of the French leader of which Meloni, according to what is learned, was informed by the head of state.

As for the summit, the Russian aggression against Ukraine, and the consequences from the point of view of food and supply security, had an impact on the G20 agenda. The objective of the summit (in which President Vladimir Putin does not participate but Foreign Minister Sergej Lavrov for Russia) is to make progress on the issue of food security, addressing the current global crisis with particular attention to developing countries development, to prevent hunger and famine in the most vulnerable countries and support the proper functioning of global food chains. Strengthening energy security and pursuing the climate commitments undertaken at the G20 Summit in Rome in 2021 are other targets that the Bali summit sets itself, as well as the adoption of measures aimed at achieving stability, transparency and accessibility of energy markets.

In detail, the G20 agenda is divided into three work sessions: on food and energy security; on global health; on digitisation. The summit will start tomorrow morning with the Indonesian president welcoming the leaders. The first working session will follow (9.30), with the intervention of Meloni who will speak immediately after the host, given that Italy hosted the previous G20. After the working lunch, the second session (14-15.30) will focus on the theme of global health and the premier will also speak in this case. The third session, relating to digital transformation, will be held on Wednesday afternoon.

The G20 includes the world’s major economies which account for more than 80% of world GDP, 75% of global trade and 60% of the planet’s population. Indonesia assumed the presidency on 1 December 2021 with the motto “Recover together, recover stronger”, articulating its work program around three pillars: the global architecture of health; digital transformation; sustainable energy transformation.

Meloni at G20 with busy schedule of meetings: Italy not isolated