Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia will draw attention to global economic and financial issues at the Group of Twenty (G20) Summit to be held on June 28-29 in Osaka, Japan.

"At the G20 Summit in Japan, we will continue to bring up the same issues. The first issue pertains to the global economy and finance, particularly trade and investment," President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) remarked while opening a limited meeting at the Presidential Office in Jakarta on Wednesday.

The meeting covered discussions on preparations for the president's working visits to Bangkok, Thailand, to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and to Osaka, Japan, to attend the G20 Summit.

At a time when technological developments are taking place at a swift pace, Indonesia will also discuss innovative steps for benefiting from developments in digital economy and artificial
​​​​​intelligence, he remarked.

Furthermore, the head of state highlighted the importance of deliberating on efforts to address disparities in the quality of infrastructure, manpower, and women's empowerment.

The G20 Summit will bring together leaders of G20 member states: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The summit will highlight several issues encompassing the global economy, investment, trade, innovations, environment and energy, job opportunities, women's empowerment, development, and health.

The other topics of discussion at the summit will be the US-China trade war and reforming the World Trade Organization (WTO). EDITED BY INE
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Translator: Bayu Prasetyo, Suharto
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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