G20 Leaders' Summit kicks off in Bali



The 17th G20 Heads of State and Government Summit kicked off in Indonesia's Bali on Tuesday with issues pertaining to world economic recovery, world health systems and climate change taking the center stage.

Addressing the opening ceremony of the summit, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Indonesia hopes that the summit can be a catalyst for inclusive global economic recovery.

Being responsible means respecting international law as well as the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and creating win-win not zero-sum outcomes, the Indonesian president stressed.

"We should not divide the world into parts," Widodo said, calling on the world to act wisely.

During the two-day summit themed "Recover Together, Recover Stronger," other issues including digital transformation and food and energy security will also be discussed.

Established in 1999, the G20 is a central forum for international cooperation on financial and economic issues. It comprises 19 countries plus the European Union.