President Jokowi Underlines Three Focuses of Indonesia's G20 Presidency

Arfi Bambani
President Joko Widodo during the World Leaders Summit on Forest and Land Use in Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland on 2 November 2021.
President Joko Widodo during the World Leaders Summit on Forest and Land Use in Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland on 2 November 2021. - President Joko Widodo or Jokowi said he considers the G20 Presidency as a sign of trust and honor for Indonesia. The Presidency is also an opportunity for Indonesia to make further contributions to global economic recovery, he added. The theme of Indonesia's Presidency is 'Recovering Together, Recovering Stronger'.

The President emphasized that Indonesia will strive to build fair and sustainable world governance based on world peace and social justice.

"Indonesia is trying to build fair world governance. We are aiming to strengthen world solidarity in overcoming climate change and sustainable development, as well as gathering commitment from developed countries to help developing countries," he elaborated on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Meanwhile, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, said that Indonesia is seeking to use its G20 Presidency to help the world emerge from the crisis and become more resilient. Indonesia's G20 Presidency will focus on three strategic issues—inclusive health management, digital technology-based economic transformation, and sustainable energy transition, Hartarto said.

To achieve the goal requires a transformation in the way of working, a change in mindsets, and business models, as well as opportunity utilization amid the pandemic to make breakthroughs, Hartarto added.

Indonesia will use the forums at the G20 to fight for the aspirations and interests of developing countries to create fair governance in the world, the minister said. This is to strengthen global solidarity in overcoming the threat of climate change and promote sustainable development, he said. Indonesia will officially hold the G20 Presidency from December 1, 2021, till November 30, 2022. It took over the mantle from Italy recently.

The G20 is a global forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union. Members of the forum, which was formed in 1999, account for 80 percent of the world's gross domestic product (GDP) and 75 percent of global exports.

Hence, it is a momentum to strengthen economic diplomacy by attempting to create a post-crisis global economic and health architecture, he added.

On the same occasion, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he expected the presidency to not just be a ceremonial event.

“Indonesia encourages G20 members to take concrete steps. Hence, Indonesia is ready to collaborate, thus the global community can gain a positive impact from this cooperation. Indonesia must also be able to deliver major breakthroughs from the forum," he remarked.

The members of the forum need to focus on strengthening the multilateralism system and effective global partnerships, he said.

Indonesia is aiming to ensure that the global economy remains open, fair, and mutually beneficial, as well as leaves no one behind, especially the poor and vulnerable groups, he added.

This, it will use its G20 Presidency to fight for the interests of developing countries to create fairer global governance to strengthen global solidarity in mitigating the impacts of climate change and promoting sustainable development. (Antara)

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