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Jokowi to urge Putin, Zelenskyy to make room for dialogue

Indonesian president will prod G-7 to find prompt solution to global food crisis

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, talks with to Germany's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, Indonesia on June 16. (Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS)

JAKARTA (Reuters) -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday he will urge his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts to open room for dialogue during a peace-building mission to the warring countries and ask Russia's Vladimir Putin to order an immediate ceasefire.

"War has to be stopped and global food supply chains need to be reactivated," Jokowi, as the president is popularly known, said before leaving for Germany to attend the Group of Seven summit on Monday.

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