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Closing the G20 Summit, Jokowi Ratifies the Bali Leaders Declaration

The Bali Leaders' Declaration contains the agreements of the G20 countries.

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The G20 Summit in Bali succeeded in ratifying the Leaders Declaration. President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration was the first declaration produced in Indonesia’s G20 Presidency, which began in February 2022.

“I express my highest appreciation to all those present who have provided flexibility so that the declaration can be agreed upon and ratified.

I also want to express my highest appreciation to all working groups and engagement groups for their dedication, contribution, thoughts, and contributions to the Indonesian G20 Presidency,” said Jokowi while closing the G20 Summit in Bali Wednesday (16/11).

Jokowi said Indonesia’s presidency at the G20 began with the hope of uniting a common intention in realizing an inclusive world recovery from the pandemic. Various new challenges emerged that hindered recovery and could threaten to plunge the world into a deeper crisis.

Overview of the contents of the G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration

It is known in the G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration, there are 52 main points – listed on 1,186 pages – as a result of the agreement of the G20 leaders from the Summit, which lasted for two days. The points of the declaration cover issues of global geopolitical tensions, food crises, climate change, global health, and digital transformation.

Some of them are a commitment to adopting innovative practices and technologies, such as digital innovation in food and agriculture systems, as well as requests to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Bank regarding mapping results on food insecurity.

In addition, most members strongly condemned the war in Ukraine, stressing that this war caused tremendous human suffering. “As well as exacerbating the global economic situation, which is currently fragile,” said one of the points in the Leaders’ Declaration.

This declaration also encourages the path of diplomacy in conflict resolution. The use or threat of use of nuclear weapons is unacceptable. Peaceful conflict resolution and crisis management efforts, as well as diplomacy and dialogue, are very important to prevent war from happening.

The Leader’s Declaration also agreed on the importance of upholding international law and the multilateral system that maintains peace and stability.

The food crisis is also a concern, as stated in several points of the declaration. “We support international efforts to keep food supply chains functioning under challenging circumstances.

We are committed to addressing food insecurity by ensuring accessibility, affordability, and sustainability of food and food products for those in need, particularly in developing and least developed countries,” wrote the declaration.

Apart from the declaration

In addition to the declaration, said Jokowi, the Indonesian Presidency also produced concrete deliverables which contained a list of cooperation projects for G20 member countries and invitations.

“This cooperation project will help bring the G20 closer to the people, ensuring that the G20 is useful, not only for its members but also for the world, especially for developing countries,” he said.

This is not an easy thing during an uncertain global situation. Therefore, Jokowi also appreciates all parties involved in implementing the G20 Indonesia Presidency for the past year or so.

Transfer of presidency to India

On the same occasion, President Jokowi also handed over the reins of the G20 Presidency to the next country, India. He congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will start the struggle to lead the G20 to achieve global recovery and strong and inclusive growth.

“I am sure that under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, the G20 will keep moving. As a friend of India and as part of the Troika, Indonesia is ready to support India’s G20 Presidency success next year. I also ask all the G20 leaders present to support India next year,” Jokowi said.

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