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Thu, 02/17/2022 - 03:18
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Indonesia to defend developing nations' interests at G20

Jakarta, February 17 (ANTARA) - Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Airlangga Hartarto, has reiterated Indonesia's commitment to defending the aspirations and interests of developing countries during its G20 Presidency. "The G20 Presidency would defend developing countries' aspirations and interests to ensure more equitable global governance, particularly to enhance global solidarity in advancing sustainable development and addressing climate change," he said during an online discussion about urban issues during Indonesia's G20 Presidency in Jakarta on Wednesday (Feb 16). Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil also attended the Urban G20 discussion. Indonesia's G20 Presidency has presented an opportunity to the country to play a big role in advancing global economic recovery with the active participation of the global community, he remarked. Indonesia is also committed to promoting equitable, healthy, and sustainable development based on independence, perpetual peace, and social justice principles during its G20 Presidency, he added. The G20 Presidency's theme, "recover together, recover stronger," encapsulates the nation's commitment to promoting global solidarity in facing global challenges, the coordinating minister noted. "The G20 Presidency is expected to infuse a new spirit to realizing a new world order that not only provides global prosperity but also ensures sustainable living in the future," Hartarto said. One of the focuses of the current G20 Presidency is enhancing multilateralism and effective global partnership to ensure open, fair, and mutual benefit to the global community, he added. "We must also ensure that no one, particularly the poor and vulnerable groups, gets left behind in our effort," the minister said.