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Indonesian President Attends G7 Summit in Japan

Jakarta – President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Mrs. Iriana Jokowi, and a limited delegation departed for Hiroshima, Japan, on Friday (19/5/2023).

As quoted from the press release of BPMI Setpres, the President and Ibu Iriana’s agenda in Japan is to fulfill the invitation to attend the G7 Summit with partner countries or G7 Outreach Summit in 2023.

“This morning, I along with the First Lady and a limited delegation will leave for Hiroshima in Japan in order to attend the invitation of the G7 President, Prime Minister Kishida of Japan,” the President said in a press statement at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta, shortly before taking off.

According to President Jokowi, the G7 meeting will discuss various global issues such as climate change, food, energy, and others. The President said that Indonesia wants to contribute in these areas.

“Indonesia will bring the voice of the global south, which basically means that developing countries must be heard, not just developed countries and big countries. So developing countries must be heard in the forum. That is our wish,” he explained.

In this regard, the President said that several points resulting from the 42nd ASEAN Summit which took place in Labuan Bajo will also be brought by President Jokowi.

“Regarding Myanmar, for example,” he added.

In addition to attending the G7 Summit, President Jokowi is also scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with a number of state leaders. The President will also meet with several large Japanese businessmen in a business forum format.

President Joko Widodo and his entourage took off from Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base using the presidential plane Indonesia-1 at around 09.00 WIB. The President is scheduled to arrive back in Indonesia on Sunday, May 21, 2023. (Photo: BPMI Setpres/InfoPublik)

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