Jokowi left for Japan to attend the 49th G7 Summit in Hiroshima

It is time for the voices and interests of developing countries to be truly respected by the international community.

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), accompanied by First Lady Iriana, left Jakarta’s Halim Pertanakusuma Airport for Hiroshima, Japan on Friday to attend the 49th G7 Summit.

The President said here on Friday that he attended the summit at the invitation of Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who serves as chairman of the G7.

Jokowi noted that the summit will be held on Saturday (May 20).

G7 member countries Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom and the United States will also participate in the meeting to discuss climate change, food, energy and other issues, he said. .

He stressed that Indonesia will continue to promote the interests of developing countries and promote cooperation and partnerships between developing and developed countries.

The President noted that it is time for the voices and interests of developing countries to be truly respected by the international community.

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Jokowi said that he will hold bilateral meetings with many countries such as Japan, South Korea, England, France and Australia.

In addition, he will attend a business forum to meet several major Japanese business players.

As Japan is Indonesia’s second largest trading partner and fourth largest source of foreign investment, Jokowi assessed Japan as an important economic partner for Indonesia.

„God willing, I will return to Jakarta on May 21,” he noted.

The President said that the G7 Summit held in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) on May 9-11, 2023 will also discuss peace and the outcome of the 42nd ASEAN Summit.

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„It (peace issues) will be discussed because Hiroshima, the symbol of peace, is the host,” the president noted.

Meanwhile, he said, one of the ASEAN issues that will be brought up at the G7 summit is the development of the conflict in Myanmar.

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Translated by: Ranga Jinga, Yuu Liman
Editor: Uni Arisanti Sinaga
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