G-20 Leaders Appreciates Indonesia as Country with World’s Biggest Moslem Population

By Alfurkon Setiawan
Date 16 November 2015
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President Jokowi among world leaders at the opening of G-20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, Sunday (15/11)

G-20 leaders appreciated Indonesia as a country with the biggest Moslem population in the world with relatively good condition and a country that promotes tolerance.

“They realize the important role that Indonesia plays as a country with the biggest Moslem population where the situation and condition is good and tolerance is promoted,” said President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo to reporters at Regnum Carya Hotel in Antalya, Turkey, on Sunday (15/11).

During the G-20 Summit, President Jokowi also told G-20 leaders that as a country with the biggest Muslim population, Indonesia always promotes modern, moderate and tolerant Islam.

President Jokowi also offered condolences on behalf of the Indonesian government to the people of France for the latest attacks in Paris and condemned the violent action.

President Jokowi arrived at Regnum Carya Hotel in Antalya, Turkey, where the opening of the G-20 Summit was held on Sunday (15/11) at 12.48 local time or at 17.48 Western Indonesian Time.

President Jokowi was directly welcomed by Turkish President Recep Erdogan.

President Jokowi, who donned a dark suit, attended the opening ceremony and made time to talk with President Erdogan before joining the joint photo session along with other G-20 leaders.

During the photo session, President Jokowi stood in the left part of the first line between Mexican President and Zimbabwe President and in front of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

For the record, G-20 comprises 19 member countries and the European Union. G-20 countries dominate 75 percent of the world trade.  Indonesia is the only ASEAN country who becomes a member of G-20.

This year’s G-20 Summit also invited world leaders from non-member nations, including Azerbaijan, Spain, Malaysia, Senegal, Singapore, and Zimbabwe.

Azerbaijan was invited by host Turkey, while Spain is a non-member country that is permanently invited at G-20 Summit. Malaysia was invited as Chair of ASEAN, Senegal was invited as representative of the New Partnership for Africans Development (NEPAD), Singapore was invited as Chair of the Global Governance Group (3G) and Zimbabwe was invited as Chair of the African Union. (EN/ES) (EP/YM/Naster)

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