President Jokowi Receives Visit from World Water Council’s Delegation at Merdeka Palace

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 15 Februari 2023
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President Jokowi welcomes President of the World Water Council Loic Fouchon and his delegates at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (02/15/2023) (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/Rusman)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Wednesday (02/15) received a visit from President of the World Water Council Loic Fauchon and his delegates at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.

During the meeting, President Jokowi highlighted six major issues that have to be discussed during the 10th World Water Forum in Bali next year.

“We, the World Water Council and the National Organizing Committee for the 10th World Water Forum in Bali were welcomed by Mr. President. He emphasized that six major issues including water requirements for human and the environment must be discussed during the World Water Forum next year,” Minister of Public Works and Public Housing Basuki Hadimuljono said in his statement after accompanying President Jokowi at the meeting.

According to the Minister, President Jokowi stated that the issue on water requirements for human and the environment is important to be addressed considering that the world is facing global water crisis.

“To that end, the President expressed his hope that the 10th World Water Forum next year will not only serve as conference, but also can come up with concrete recommendations in order to take definite actions,” the Minister added.

Basuki further said that the Kick-Off Meeting of the forum will be held on February 15-16, 2023 and will be attended by Board of Governors of the World Water Council consisting of 56 members and 1,400 participants.

“It is our hope that the Kick-Off Meeting can run well. It aims to mobilize, encourage all stakeholders in water sector to raise more awareness of problems on water resources management,” Basuki asserted.

Echoing the same sentiment, Loic Fauchon expressed his gratitude for the support from President Jokowi and all Indonesian stakeholders in water sector. He called on all parties to well prepare the next year’s forum.

“We have to prepare the World Water Forum in Bali next year. Together, during the coordination process, we have to try providing new solutions, new responses, that can increase water access for billions of people,” he remarked. (BPMI SETPRES/AIT) (AP/HD/MMB)

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