Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia During Working Visit to Japan, Halim Perdanakusuma Military Airbase, Jakarta, May 19, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 19 Mei 2023
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Reporter

G7 agenda, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)


Today, the First lady and I with a limited delegate will head to Hiroshima, Japan, following the invitation extended by President of the G7 Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida. The G7 meeting is set to discuss a number of issues, including climate change, food, energy, and others. We want to contribute in those sectors since we have been invited twice at the previous G7 meeting and now in Japan. We will give a voice to the global south, and basically, developing countries need to be heard, not only the developed and big ones. So, developing countries should be heard in this forum. That is what we want.

Reporter

How about the issue of global peace, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)


Indeed, it will be discussed since the venue is in Hiroshima, and it is a symbol of peace.

Reporter

Does it mean that the results of the ASEAN Summit will also be discussed at the G7?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)


Indeed, some points of the ASEAN Summit will also be delivered at the G7, maybe the issue on Myanmar, for instance.

Reporter

How about the arrest of Minister of Communication and Informatics Johnny G. Plate?

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

We have to respect the legal process.

 

Reporter

A political intervention issue has surfaced, how do you respond it?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)


Surely, Office of the Attorney General will be professional and open about things related to this case.

Reporter


Who is the substitute, Pak?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)


The substitute is Pak Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs.

 

Reporter


There has been a speculation that Pak HT will be Minister of Communication and Informatics. Is it confirmed?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)


The substitute is Pak Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs.

 

Reporter

How about the political intervention in that case?

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Office of the Attorney General will be open, and I am sure they work professionally.

 

Reporter

On SEA Games, how about the bonus for achieving the target?

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Yes, bonus will be given.

 

Reporter

Will it be in Bogor or Jakarta, Pak?

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Later, I will go to Japan first, the bonus will be counted later.

 

Reporter

Any good wish for the national team and others?

 

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Congratulations.

 

(AW/EP)

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