Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia at the 8th G20 Parliamentary Speakers Summit, at Indonesia Parliamentary Complex, Jakarta, October 6, 2022
Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
Peace and prosperity be upon us all,
Greetings of Virtue.
Honorable President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Mr. Duarte Pacheco,
Honorable Speaker of the House of Representatives (DPR) of the Republic of Indonesia, Madame Dr. Puan Maharani along with the leaders and members of the House,
Honorable Heads of High Institutions; Speaker of the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR); Speaker of the Regional Representatives Council (DPD),
Head of the Indonesian Audit Board (BPK); Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice of the Judicial Commission,
Your Excellencies, Speakers of the Parliaments of the G20 Member States, as well as speakers of the parliaments of other friendly countries, honorable leaders of international organizations,
First of all, I would like to welcome all of you to Jakarta.
Welcome to Indonesia to the speakers of the G20 Member States, as well as all delegates and invitees of the 8th G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit.
Amid the tough challenges faced by all countries today, the P20 Summit adds new optimism as the power of each country is working together and countries are learning and collaborating.
Honorable Ladies and Gentlemen,
The world is facing a very tough challenge. The pandemic is not completely over yet, but the geopolitical conflict is impacting the world.
The threats of energy crisis, food crisis, and financial crisis are overshadowing all countries. At the same time, all countries will face the impact of climate change, which also disrupts food production; hence the threat of famine is right before our eyes.
In the face of these severe threats, each country has different capabilities. Some countries may survive and have high resilience, but some are threatened with becoming failed states, affecting millions of citizens and widening global economic imbalance.
Therefore, I believe that the G20 Parliamentary forum will be a very strategic place to discuss common world agendas that require political support from parliament to solve real problems faced by all citizens of the world.
In overcoming these common problems, we must work together; we must break the silos; we must strive to settle differences, promote and strengthen common grounds in order to foster global economic recovery, and overcome the crisis more effectively.
Multilateralism is the most effective way to surmount common challenges. No single problem can be solved by one country or several countries alone. We must be willing to sit down to talk and build bridges of dialogue so we can find solutions to the various problems we have.
Conflicts and discords bring misery to all of us. Everyone is affected. Nobody is spared. Everyone is threatened. No one wins because everyone loses.
Therefore, I’d like to invite global parliaments to be part of the solution, to act as bridges, to carry peace-keeping missions, to build dialogue and negotiations, to promote togetherness, and to avoid discord.
The G20 Parliament is a representation of the voice of the people, the global community. They are elected and trusted by the people. They capture and become the voice of the people, and at the same time, they invite the people to join hands in facing this incredibly tough challenge.
To that end, it is my hope that this forum can be the right place to build solidarity with the people and cross-country solidarity, to join hands to solve humanitarian problems, and to create a more prosperous world with justice.
This concludes my remarks on this auspicious occasion.
By saying bismillahirrahmanirrahim, I hereby open the 8th G20 Parliamentary Speakers’ Summit this afternoon.
I thank you.
Wassalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. (FI/EP)