President Jokowi: Peace, Stability are Key to Global Economic Recovery

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 29 April 2022
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President Jokowi (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Friday (04/29) underscored that peace and stability are key to the recovery and development of the global economy.

Consequently, Indonesia’s G20 Presidency is pushing for a peaceful settlement of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, he added.

“I want to underline that Indonesia wants to unite the G20. Don’t let there be a split. Peace and stability are key to the recovery and development of the global economy,” President Jokowi said at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java.

Over the last two months, the President has communicated with a number of world leaders and the UN Secretary-General on the preparation of the G20 Summit, which will be held in Bali in November this year.

The President also discussed the dynamics of the current global situation including the Russia-Ukraine war.

“On March 7, 2022, I communicated with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Then on March 8, 2022, I communicated with Prime Minister of Japan Fumion Kishida. I also spoke with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau on March 16, 2022. On March 22, 2022, I spoke by telephone with French President Emmanuel Macron. I talked to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on March 31, 2022, and the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on April 12, 2022,” he said.

In addition, on April 27, the President also communicated with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy while on April 28 with Portuguese President Marcelo de Sousa and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

President Jokowi added that President Zelenskyy explained the development of the Ukraine current situation, adding he also discussed several requests, among other for weaponry assistance from Indonesia.

“I underscore that in accordance with the mandate of the Indonesian Constitution and the principles of Indonesia’s foreign policy, we are not allowed to deploy weaponry assistance to any country. However, Indonesia is ready to provide humanitarian assistance. I expressed hope that the war can come to an end immediately and a peaceful solution through negotiations can be put forward,” he said.

The President maintained that the G20 plays role as a catalyst in the world’s economic recovery and two factors affecting the world’s economic recovery at the moment are the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.

“It is in this context that in a telephone conversation yesterday I invited President Zelenskyy to attend the G20 Summit,” the President said.

Meanwhile, in a conversation with President Putin, Putin explained the Russia-Ukraine situation including the ongoing negotiation between Russia and Ukraine. In the dialog, President Jokowi once again underscored the importance of ending the war immediately.

“I also emphasized that a peaceful solution can be continuously pursued and Indonesia is ready to contribute to this peaceful effort. On that occasion, President Putin expressed his gratitude for the invitation to the G20 Summit and he confirmed he would attend,” President Jokowi remarked. (FID/UN) (FI/HD/EP)

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