BKSAP has a diplomatic function to encourage all parties to collaborate to find solutions to resolve global challenges.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The implementation of Parliament 20 (P20) offers a momentum to resolve global challenges, Deputy Head of the Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Board (BKSAP) of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR RI) Putu Supadma Rudana stated.

P20 is a forum for speakers of the parliaments of G20 members. Under Indonesia’s 2022 G20 Presidency, the P20 Summit will be held on October 6-7, 2022.

The BKSAP deputy head made the statement at the P20 Preliminary Discussion: Road to the 8th G20 Parliamentary Speakers' Summit (P20) in Surabaya City, East Java Province, on Wednesday.

He noted that the P20 carries the theme of a "Strong Parliament for Sustainable Recovery" as parliament is an institution that represents the people – in addition to conducting its three functions of legislation, overseeing, and budgeting.

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Hence, speaking in connection with the representation function, the DPR serves to bridge public interests, especially to solve global challenges, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

"The BKSAP has a diplomatic function to encourage all parties to collaborate to find solutions to resolve global challenges," Rudana remarked.

He stated that Indonesia’s presidency of the 2022 P20 has three objectives, including increasing the role of the parliament to support the global agenda.

Meanwhile, the other objectives comprise encouraging close parliament and government collaborations to implement the outcomes of G20 meetings as well as strengthening interactions among speakers of G20 member countries, partner countries, and international organizations.

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During the discussion, the member of the BKSAP DPR RI, Dyah Roro Esti, remarked that Indonesia had to prioritize talks on strategic issues during the P20 meeting, for instance, regarding the climate change issue.

Earlier, the issue had been discussed at the 144th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in March 2022 in Nusa Dua, Bali Province, to mobilize the international community to take real action to tackle climate change, she remarked.

"The P20 is expected to generate concrete solutions from all countries and follow up the discussions of the 144th Assembly of the IPU," she stated.

The BKSAP member assessed that the monitoring system in the IPU is quite weak to oversee the implementation of various recommendations on reducing carbon emissions and overcoming climate change.

Hence, she suggested that the issue should be raised again during P20 meetings.

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