Bali, 17 November 2022 (TDI): Under the banner of “Recover Together, Recover Stronger,” G20 leaders gathered in Bali for a two-day conference sponsored by Indonesia.

The European Union (EU) was represented by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, and Charles Michel, President of the European Council.

By enhancing the comprehensive and efficient implementation of the Paris Agreement and its temperature objective, leaders reaffirmed their unwavering resolve to combat climate change.

They were pleased with the development of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The effects of the conflict in Ukraine on the world economy were discussed by the leaders at G20.

They reaffirmed their national positions as stated in other fora, such as the UN Security Council & the UN General Assembly resolution, which strongly condemned Russia’s aggression against Ukraine & demanded that it withdraw unconditionally & completely from its territory.

Anthony Albanese, the Prime Minister of Australia, Charles Michel, the President of the European Council, and Ursula von der Leyen, the President of the European Commission, met on 16 November 2022, as part of the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia.

They applauded the Framework Agreement between Australia and the EU’s coming into force, which represents a new turning point in the relationship.

Russia’s aggressive, illegal, and unlawful war of aggression on Ukraine was strongly denounced by the leaders. On the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Bali, they enthusiastically endorsed the Joint Statement of the G7 and NATO Leaders.

The EU and Australia praised one another for their respective countries’ forceful, moral, and coordinated response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and for their expression of support for Ukraine as a whole.

The leaders emphasized their shared commitment to tackling climate change, natural disasters, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.

They also emphasized their support for small, developing, & vulnerable states, including Pacific Island countries, in building resilience & adapting to climate change impacts. They are still steadfastly committed to seeing the Paris Agreement fully implemented.

Likewise, they recognized the urgency of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees by reducing greenhouse gas emissions significantly this decade and reaching net zero emissions by the year 2050.

Both parties concurred that expanding the network of tax treaties between Australia and all EU members is important for furthering the development of overall economic cooperation.

The leaders committed to cooperating to combat hybrid challenges, such as foreign media manipulation & meddling, which undermine trust in democratic institutions and social cohesion, building on Australia and the EU’s collaboration in global organizations.