idnewsnetwork.com – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi announced that Indonesia will hold the presidency of the G20 Summit (Summit) in 2022.
“I conveyed that Indonesia will hold the G20 presidency in 2022, originally the Indonesian presidency in 2023,” said Foreign Minister Retno in a press conference for the second day of the G20 Summit, Sunday (22/11/2020).
Retno said this change was because, in 2023, Indonesia held the chairmanship of the ASEAN summit. For that, according to Retno, Indonesia held discussions with India and proposed that the G20 Summit presidency be advanced to 2022.
“Given that in 2023 Indonesia will hold the chairmanship of ASEAN, Indonesia has discussed the timing of the G20 provisions with India.
India also has the same proposal to hold the G20 presence in 2023, thus Indonesia holds the presidency of the G20 Summit in 2022 while India holds the presidency in 2023, “said Retno.
Thus, Retno said that starting in 2021, Indonesia would be part of the G20 Summit Troika. This is because Indonesia has held the precedence for 2022.
“With the presidency falling in 2022, starting in 2021 Indonesia will already be part of the G20 Troika,” he said.
Also, Retno said that this year would produce a Riyadh Summit Leader Declaration. The declaration contains several important points agreed upon by the leaders of the G20 countries, from handling COVID to post-pandemic recovery efforts.
“The G20 Summit this time has agreed on the Riyadh Summit Leader Declaration that contains the commitment of all G20 heads of state in overcoming global challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic and its recovery efforts.
Agreeing on the implementation of postponement of payment of debt obligations for poor countries and countries in need, ensuring access and distribution of COVID-19.
Tools include vaccines for all. And a commitment to support developing countries in facing the challenges caused by the pandemic and supporting open markets and a recovery in trade and investment, “said Retno.