President Jokowi Meets President of World Water Council
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Wednesday (11/09) met the President of the World Water Council (WWC) Loïc Fauchon at the VVIP Room of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali province prior to his departure to Cambodia for the ASEAN Summit.
During the meeting, the WWC President expressed hope that President Jokowi can address the issue of global sea level rise to all G20 members.
“[Sea] water is increasing in a lot of countries in the world and now we need to bring concrete responses and not only speeches. And that is the reason I had the honor to meet Minister [of Public Works and Public Housing] Basuki, the President of Indonesia and ask him to be the water messenger during the G20 to push the action in favor of water,” he said.
Loïc also said that Indonesia, particularly Bali, will host the 10th World Water Forum in 2024.
“It will be a very huge event with more than 10,000 delegates and perhaps 100,000 visitors,” he said, adding that the WWC is confident that with the experience of Indonesian water professionals and the authority of the President of Indonesia, the World Water Forum can be organized successfully.
Organized by the World Water Council, the Forum provides a unique platform where the water community and key decision makers can collaborate and make long-term progress on global water challenges.
Joining President Jokowi during the meeting were Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono, and Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (DH/MUR)