Indonesia Ready to Contribute in Achieving SDGs, President Jokowi Says
Date 4 November 2019
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has reinforced Indonesia’s commitment to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
“Indonesia is ready to contribute in accordance with the mandate of the Constitution,” President Jokowi said during the Lunch on Sustainable Development session in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday (4/11).
In the meantime, Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi said that President Jokowi pointed out several examples of Indonesia’s efforts to maintain economic growth, reduce poverty and unemployment, and improve education access, especially for youth.
On the occasion, President Jokowi, the Minister added also called on ASEAN countries to accelerate SDGs achievements such as on health, the environment, and gender equality.
Therefore, global partnerships must be strengthened because the SDGs achievement is one of the priority sectors of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, she added. “Because we only have 11 years left (to achieve them),” Retno told the press. (SLN/RAH/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas