ASEAN-EU Partnership Must Encourage Inclusive and Sustainable Economic Recovery

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 15 Desember 2022
Category: News
Read: 171 Views

President Jokowi conveys two important issues in his remarks during the plenary session of the EU-ASEAN Commemorative Summit, at Europa building, Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday (12/14). (Photo: Bureau of Press, Media, and Information of Presidential Secretariat / Laily Rachev)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo conveyed two important issues when delivering his remarks during the plenary session of the EU-ASEAN Commemorative Summit, at Europa building, Brussels, Belgium, on Wednesday (12/14).

First, President Jokowi stressed that ASEAN-EU partnership must contribute to an inclusive economic recovery. Due to the threat of recession, President Jokowi promoted policies that ease trade and investment. In this relations, the Head of State conveyed his opinion on the proposal of European Union Deforestation Regulation that could possibly create hindrances.

“Indonesia wants to emphasize that an inclusive and value-added development will support global economic sustainability in a just manner. Related to this, Indonesia will continue to establish downstream industry,” the President stated.

Furthermore, President Jokowi said that only by downstreaming, Indonesia can take a leap of welfare and boost a more inclusive development.

Second, President Jokowi encouraged ASEAN-EU partnership to build a greener and sustainable future. Energy crisis is inevitable but energy transition must be done in a just manner.

“I appreciate the support given by the European Union to Bali Energy Transition Roadmap resulted from the the G20 Summit held in the previous month. ASEAN-EU partnership should mobilize financing and environmentally friendly technology transfer and strengthen the ecosystem of new renewable energy development,” he went on.

President Jokowi encouraged ASEAN-EU partnership to cooperate for the future of ASEAN, European Union, and the world that are more prosperous and sustainable.

“A cooperation that is based on the principle of mutual equality, respect, and benefit,” he remarked.

During the Summit, ASEAN and EU leaders joined together in a photo session. Accompanying President Jokowi were Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartanto and Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi. (Bureau of Press, Media, and Information of Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (AW/HD/MMB)

Latest News