The attempt is not easy, but Indonesia will continue to strive (to realize it).
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) arrived at the venue of the 48th G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany, on Monday afternoon local time (UTC+1) and was welcomed by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

During the official welcoming session by the chancellor, Jokowi was present with the leaders of G7 partner countries, including Argentine President Alberto Fernández, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Senegalese President Macky Sall, and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Further, during the photo session, he posed for a picture flanked by the German chancellor and United States President Joe Biden.

All the heads of government will attend two sessions of the G7 meeting.

During the G7 Summit, President Jokowi is scheduled to hold a number of bilateral meetings with other government heads, including the German Chancellor, the Indian Prime Minister, the Senegalese President, as well as French President Emmanuel Macron, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The summit is an annual gathering of G7 member countries consisting of the United States, Britain, Italy, Japan, Germany, Canada, and France.

Indonesia is attending this year’s summit as one of the G7 partner countries as well as the president of the 2022 G20 forum.

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The Indonesian President took a 30-minute flight on a Sikorsky CH53 helicopter from Munich, Germany, with the Indian Prime Minister to arrive at the venue of the G7 Summit.

At the summit, Widodo will urge G7 member countries to jointly seek peace in Ukraine and also find a solution to the current food and energy crisis as quickly as possible.

"The attempt is not easy, but Indonesia will continue to strive (to realize it)," he said here before leaving for Munich on Sunday (June 26).

Furthermore, he also invited G7 members to invest in the clean energy sector in Indonesia, including the development of the electric car ecosystem.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung are accompanying the President on his working visit to Germany.

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