President Jokowi Calls for Cooperation to Build Peace, Justice
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Wednesday (10/05) expressed hope that the Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice can produce cross-country joint measures to build peace and uphold justice and deal with crises.
“I hope that the conference will become a forum for exchanging ideas and experiences,” President Jokowi said in his remarks at the 5th Congress of the World Conference on Constitutional Justice (WCCJ), in Nusa Dua, Bali.
Amid the growing rivalry among countries, be it in military and economic sectors, the President called on the attendees to strengthen friendship and cooperation between countries.
“We must collaborate more to achieve world stability, peace, and prosperity. We must expand cooperation, both in bilateral and multilateral contexts. We must continue to build companionship and solidarity with concrete steps and tangible results,” he said.
According to the President, countries around the globe are currently struggling to face global crises and uncertainties. “Each country must be struggling hard to deal with food, energy, and financial crises. Each country must be looking for a synergy between constitutional justice and crisis management,” he added.
President Jokowi also underscored the importance of the Constitutional Court’s role as the main pillar in upholding constitutional justice, which is a key element of democracy, protection of human rights, and legal certainty.
“We must work together to stop war and build peace. Nevertheless, we must also be prepared to mitigate and manage the crisis as well as possible,” he remarked. (FID/UN) (GWH/MMB)