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G-20 a big win for Indonesia and President Jokowi, analysts say

Indonesian President Joko Widodo with Chinese President Xi Jinping during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit on Nov 16. PHOTO: AFP
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NUSA DUA, Indonesia – Any doubts that Indonesia could organise and pull off the Group of 20 (G-20) Leaders’ Summit were put to rest this week after a meeting of the world’s largest economies went without a hitch, and ended in a successful joint declaration.

In hosting the summit, the G-20 president and only South-east Asian country in the grouping had to surmount the challenges posed by Russia’s war in Ukraine and the tensions between the United States and China.

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