Indonesia to Uphold Inclusiveness during G20 Presidency Next Year

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 15 September 2021
Category: News
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President Jokowi accompanied by Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani attends the G20 Extraordinary Summit, virtually from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Thursday (26/3). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat)

Indonesia will promote the spirit of recover together that highlights inclusiveness, solidarity, cooperation, collaboration, and partnership during its G20 Presidency that will start on 1 December 2021.

“Inclusiveness is one of the keys in Indonesia’s G20 Presidency. Indonesia will not only work for the interests of G20 countries but also other developing countries and vulnerable groups. That is the DNA of Indonesia’s foreign policy,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi said in a joint press statement on the preparation of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency in 2022, Tuesday (14/9).

Retno affirmed that Indonesia will pay close attention to developing countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, as well as Pacific Island countries and Caribbean countries.

“We also encourage the participation of women, youth, academics, business world, and parliament members,” she said.

During its presidency, Indonesia will not only focus on the issues of health, pandemic, and sustainable development, but also on Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) and digital economy as the main driver for the economy amid the pandemic.

“We also promote recognition and empowerment of disabled workers at work places,” she firmly said.

In addition, Indonesia will also hold business and partnership fora on sustainable infrastructure and health investment in order to strengthen the sectors for the realization of joint recovery, growth, and resilience.  (RF/UN)(RAS/MMB)

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