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.
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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).