We can contribute to the G20 if we are invited, and we have expressed our interest to participate in the meeting
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Poland has expressed an interest in participating in the meeting of the group of 20 major world economies (G20) in 2022 during Indonesia's presidency.

"We hope that the Indonesian government will invite Poland as a special guest or working partner during Indonesia's presidency at the G20," said Polish Ambassador to Indonesia, Beata Stoczynska, here on Tuesday.

According to Ambassador Stoczynska, the Polish high-level delegation can contribute to the G20 summit by sharing the views of Poland and Central Europe that have not been represented in the G20.

"We are not a member of the G20 but we are almost (a member). We can contribute to the G20 if we are invited, and we have expressed our interest to participate in the meeting," she said.

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She further said that Poland is looking at the possibility of participating in the G20 meeting, which will be hosted by Indonesia next year, as a co-sponsor in a working group involving high-ranking officials, experts, and professionals.

Poland can contribute to G20 meetings by sharing its successful experiences in the field of socio-economic development and several energy transition projects, she added.

The Polish Embassy in Jakarta also stated that Indonesia and Poland could specifically identify some shared values and interests that could be voiced at the G20 summit and ministerial meeting next year.

Political and economic attaché at the Polish Embassy in Jakarta, Michal Weglarz, said that Poland could contribute to the G20 in three areas.

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First, Poland can contribute to strengthening cooperation in the field of taxation, he said.

Poland has initiated mechanisms called "VAT compact" and "VAT fraud" to support international cooperation against tax fraud, he pointed out. It also has played active roles in handling cases of money laundering and terror group financing, he said.

Second, Poland can contribute to G20 in the field of digitization, he added.

Poland has developed cloud computing-based security systems and has continuously provided e-government and e-healthcare programs, he informed.

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In terms of cybersecurity, Poland has also developed a joint cybersecurity cooperation program with various partners, such as the European Union and NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Weglarz noted.

Third, Poland can contribute to G20 regarding climate matters, especially in terms of dealing with climate change, he said.

Over the past three decades, Poland has managed to achieve economic growth accompanied by a reduction in emissions, he noted. Poland is also transforming from a country that is economically dependent on coal energy to a country using new and renewable energy (EBT), he added.

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