President Jokowi to attend G20 Summit, bilateral meetings

President Jokowi to attend G20 Summit, bilateral meetings

Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi made a statement from Rome, Italy, on Friday (October 29, 2021) at 8.00 p.m local time. ANTARA/HO-Biro Pers Sekretariat Presiden-Muchlis Jr

The president of the Republic of Indonesia will partake in a series of activities under a tight schedule, including attending the sessions on global economy and global health
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is scheduled to attend the global economy and health sessions at the G20 Summit in addition to some other bilateral meetings in Rome, Italy.

“The president of the Republic of Indonesia will partake in a series of activities under a tight schedule, including attending the sessions on global economy and global health,” Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi noted in a press statement here on Saturday.

The head of state will also be part of an additional activity pertaining to the support for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) owned by women, as he was specially invited to be a speaker at the occasion, the minister remarked.

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Referring to the president’s statement, Marsudi stated that the invitation reflected global recognition to the Indonesian government that has supported MSMEs and women’s role in doing business.

“The President will thereafter also attend the cultural event and a dinner hosted by the Italian prime minister,” she confirmed.

Marsudi stated that apart from attending the G20 Summit, Jokowi will partake in several bilateral meetings with at least six leaders from Australia, France, India, Turkey, Italy, and World Bank.

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The bilateral meeting agendas are still dynamic and can be changed to adjust to the schedules of those leaders, the minister remarked.

“There will likely be some changes in the bilateral meetings due to some requests, and we are now striving to match the schedules either for the president or other leaders,” Marsudi noted.

Meanwhile, at the ministerial level, Marsudi, on Friday, October 29, 2021, attended three bilateral meetings with her counterparts from Mexico and India as well as with the Chinese state councilor and foreign affairs minister.

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Jokowi will be accompanied by Marsudi and Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani during such meetings.

The head of state arrived at the Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, on Friday (October 29, 2021) at 17:25 local time.

The president and his entourage undertook a 13-hour flight aboard the Garuda Indonesia aircraft code GIA-1 from Jakarta to Italy.


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