President Sheikh Mohamed arrives in Indonesia for G20 summit

UAE leader heads high-level delegation at global gathering

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President Sheikh Mohamed has arrived in Indonesia for this week's G20 Summit.

He was welcomed at Ngurah Rai International Airport by Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, along with thousands of school pupils who waved the flags of the two countries.

The G20, or Group of 20, which is made up of 19 countries and the EU, aims to address key international issues such as the global economy, the fight against climate change and sustainable development.

The group was formed in 1999 and collectively represents 85 per cent of global gross domestic product, 75 per cent of international trade and two thirds of the world's population, making it the premier forum for international economic co-operation.

Indonesia, which currently heads the forum, will host the 17th summit in Bali on Tuesday and Wednesday.

US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping will also attend the global gathering, which is being held under the theme “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”.

Sheikh Mohamed was invited to take part by Indonesia in May.

He is leading a high-level UAE delegation that will participate in meetings and engagements throughout the two-day conference, state news agency Wam reported on Sunday.

The delegation includes Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court; Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation; Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohamed bin Zayed; Sheikh Mohammed bin Tahnoun, Special Affairs Adviser at the Presidential Court; Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, Mariam Al Mheiri, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment; Ahmed Al Sayegh, Minister of State; and Abdullah Salem Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to Indonesia.

Sheikh Mohamed met Dr Ma'ruf Amin, Vice President of Indonesia, at Al Shati Palace in Abu Dhabi earlier this month.

During the meeting, Dr Amin conveyed the greetings of Mr Widodo to Sheikh Mohamed and his wishes for further progress and development in the UAE.

Sheikh Mohamed wished the same for Indonesia and its people.

The leaders discussed ways to strengthen bilateral ties and the coming G20 Summit.

Updated: November 15, 2022, 4:57 AM