Press Statement of President Joko Widodo During Inspection of Badung Traditional Market, Badung Regency, Bali Province, 17 November 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 17 November 2022
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

First and foremost, I would like to thank all the media who have covered the G20 event. I have to say that this morning, after the G20 event, I went to Badung market. As usual, I wanted to inspect the prices of commodities here, how does the inflation affect the market, so we can make policies based on the real conditions. And I regularly do this during my working visits, be it to vilages, 514 regencies/municipalities or provinces.

Every morning I take numbers as breakfast on macro and micro economics. And I also often check, check directly to the market, I always directly check to the market in every visit to the region, every visit to the city and regency, every visit to the villages. I definitely go to the market. I speak directly to the people. I listen directly from the people and to see what are the conditions, what are the challenges, what are the effects of inflation. Going to the market like this made me understand, made me understand and understand really well what the community is facing, so that I can make the policies. Thank you.

Foreign Journalist

How do you think the Chinese Government can help the local market like this? Maybe our techno transformation can help. So, what is your comment?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

No. You know, 2,5 years, 2,5 years we have pandemic. So I must help the seller, I must help the micro and small enterprise with capital, very important.

Foreign Journalist

As a president, you seem to like to be where the things happened. You’d like to come to market. And then as President and host of G20, you’d like to go to Ukraine, to Russia. You have made a huge effort in making the Summit of G20, a place where people would join, and finally there was a joint declaration. Have you seen a world less divided into block? Do you think the next Presidency of G20 India, will have a bit easier, because the world is less divided?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

We need cooperation, we need collaboration, not rivalry, not often conflict. No.

Foreign Journalist

And do you think that is going to be more possible?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

With the room of dialogue, with good communication, I think we will have the solution. (GWH/MMB)

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