Indonesia to use G20 Presidency to bolster economic recovery: minister

Indonesia to use G20 Presidency to bolster economic recovery: minister

A screenshot of Minister of Communication and Informatics, Johnny G. Plate, addressing a virtual press conference on Indonesia's G20 Presidency, originating from Jakarta on Tuesday (September 14, 2021). (ANTARA/Natisha Andarningtyas/aa/KT)

In particular, (the nation aims) to advance cooperation and collaboration in an effort to accelerate global economic recovery and build sustainable global resilience
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia's G20 Presidency is an evidence of its  "real action" in global leadership to work towards advancing cooperation to support global economic recovery and resilience, Minister of Communication and Informatics, Johnny G. Plate, has said.

"In particular, (the nation aims) to advance cooperation and collaboration in an effort to accelerate global economic recovery and build sustainable global resilience," Plate stated in a press release issued here on Wednesday.

He affirmed that the government will take advantage of this momentum to accelerate economic recovery.

Indonesia was elected to the G20 Presidency for 2022 based on a decision taken at the G20 Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in November 2020.

Italy will hand over the G20 Presidency to Indonesia at the G20 summit in Rome, Italy on October 30-31, 2021, the minister informed.

Indonesia will officially hold the G20 Presidency from December 1, 2021 to November 30, 2022, he said.

Ahead of the G20 summit in 2022, a total of 150 activities will be organized in the form of meetings, which will be divided into two tracks: Sherpa Track (December 7-8, 2021) and Finance Track (December 9-10, 2021), Plate said.

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The meetings will be conducted in a marathon format and will encompass ministerial meetings, engagement groups, to meetings at the Echelon I level, he added.

"The G20 Summit is planned to be held in Bali, but the exact location will be announced later," the minister disclosed.

The G20 Summit Indonesia will be held in a hybrid format and will involve both virtual and face-to-face meetings, depending on the COVID-19 situation, the minister said.

"For the scheduled face-to-face meeting, of course, strict health protocols will be followed," he added.

The government, he affirmed, will ensure that health protocols are implemented and assessments carried out, in accordance with the World Health Organization's advice, for the G20 meetings.

Based on the Presidential decision No. 12 of 2021 on the National Organizer Committee of the Indonesian G20 Presidency, the Minister of Communication and Informatics has been elected as the chairman of communication and media for the G20 summit.

In addition, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, has been elected as Chairman I of Sherpa Track; Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno L. P. Marsudi as chairman II of Sherpa Track; Minister of Finance, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, as chairman I of Finance Track; Governor of Bank Indonesia as chairman II of Finance Track; and Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law, and Security as chairman of events.

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