In it was a call to carry out the development, testing, and mass production of Covid-19 medication and vaccines that are effective and affordable.
For those reasons, Indonesia was ready to become a co-sponsor of the resolution.
“In doing so, the timely, equal, and affordable access to Covid-19 medication and vaccines can be realized,” said Retno.
At the virtual meeting, Retno encouraged ASEAN and Australia to forge stronger regional partnerships in the field of economy and politics.
For Retno, optimizing cooperation in the region is especially important during the recovery phase post-coronavirus pandemic.
Transnational crime response
In regards to transnational crime, Retno Marsudi emphasized that Indonesia has temporarily decided to receive Rohingya refugees.
The majority of the Rohingya refugees already have a card from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).