President Jokowi attends G20 Leaders' Summit

President Jokowi attends G20 Leaders' Summit

President Joko Widodo joins the G20 Summit via video conferencing from the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Saturday (November 21, 2020). (ANTARA/Presidential Secretariat's Press Bureau)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo on Saturday participated in the G20 Leaders' Summit, held virtually via video conferencing, from the Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java.

The 15th G20 Summit is being hosted by the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, under the country's presidency, from November 21 to 22 this year.

According to a statement from the Presidential Secretariat's Press Bureau, received here on Saturday night, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and Indonesian G20 Sherpa Rizal Affandi Lukman, who is also deputy of international economic cooperation at the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, also attended the summit alongside President Widodo.

The President is scheduled to follow the opening ceremony of the 2020 G20 Summit and attend the session on 'Pandemic Handling and Economic and Jobs Development Recovery'.

During the session, leaders of G20 member countries will discuss COVID-19 pandemic handling measures in the sectors of health and global economic recovery, including job market recovery, social protection, and global monetary system.

They are also scheduled to discuss the development of agreements made at the previous summit, including debt suspension support for low-income countries and strengthening the multilateral trading system.

For the G20 Summit this year, leaders of member countries are gathering for two days to discuss measures to promote global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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