Emmanuel Macron’s blunder at G20 welcome dinner (PHOTOS)

Emmanuel Macron's blunder at G20 welcome dinner (PHOTOS)

G20 members were greeted with much fanfare at a reception in Nusa Dua, Bali, where the international summit is being held on Tuesday and Wednesday. The leaders of the G-20 member states were invited to observe a special dress code on the occasion. They were asked to present themselves dressed in a shirt or colored or floral clothing, in reference to the traditional clothing of the Indonesian island.

Almost all the guests sported the game, from Giorgia Meloni to Rishi Sunak via Justin Trudeau, Charles Michel or Sergei Lavrov. But observers noticed that Emmanuel Macron had not followed instructions, as he arrived wearing a simple white shirt like US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

Upon arrival at the G-20 summit, the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, welcomed the dinner. ©AFP
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for a welcome dinner during the G20 summit in Badung on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on November 15, 2022.  (Photo by Willy Kurniawan / Pool / AFP)
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives for the Welcome Dinner during the G20 Summit in Bali.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz walks at the welcome dinner during the G20 summit in Badung on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on November 15, 2022.  (Photo by Willy Kurniawan / Pool / AFP)
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz © AFP

United Arab Emirates President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Saudi Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman decided not to respect the proposed dress code.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his wife Iriana Widodo welcome Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman (L) at a welcome dinner during the G20 summit in Badung on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on November 15, 2022.  (Photo: Willy Kurniawan/Pool/AFP)
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his wife Iriana Widodo congratulate Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman. ©AFP

Obviously, Emmanuel Macron’s classic outfit has been pinned down in the French media, and in particular by Bertrand Chamroy, “C à Vous”. Was the President of France afraid to be laughed at when he came wearing a colored shirt? In any case, this is the hypothesis of many observers.

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