President Jokowi: Major Transformation Important to Overcome Pandemic

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 22 November 2020
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President Jokowi attends G20 Summit. Photo by: BPMI/Lukas

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Sunday (22/11) attended the session II of G20 Summit virtually from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java Province.

After the meeting, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi said that the President, in his remarks, stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has provided valuable lessons for all countries, not only to recover from the health and economic crisis but also to grow stronger.

The President also said that Indonesia seeks to make a major transformation towards a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient economy. “It has become Indonesia’s commitment to achieve greener and more sustainable economy. The progress of economic recovery can no longer ignore protection of the environment,” the Foreign Minister quoted the President.

President Jokowi said that Indonesia has made various breakthroughs, including in utilizing biodiesel B30. Indonesia will also test the green diesel D100 made from palm oil which will absorb 1 million tons of palm oil produced by farmers, and will install hundreds of thousands of Rooftop Solar Power Plants (PLTs) on the household sector.

On that occasion, the President also said that newly-enacted Omnibus Law for Job Creation provides certainty regarding environmental permit requirements, environmental impact analysis, and the establishment of an environmental rehabilitation fund.

“The Omnibus Law also provides protection for tropical forests as a bulwark against climate change,” the Foreign Minister quoted the President.

At the end of his remarks, the President said that a stronger joint recovery requires a big vision, action and transformation to build a more inclusive, sustainable and resilient world economy.

For the record, on the second day of the G20 Summit, the participants focused on the efforts to create a better future, including in poverty and inequality alleviation, anti-corruption measures, empowerment of women and youth, education, tourism, digital economy, climate change control and international cooperation on the environment, coral reefs, land degradation, food security and clean water. (UN) (RI/MMB)

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