JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - The Indonesian government has continued to finalize preparations for the G20 Summit, which is scheduled to take place in the island resort of Bali on Nov. 15-16.
On Monday, Oct. 3, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo chaired an internal meeting at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta to discuss preparations, including the physical readiness and the details of the G20 Summit.
"Almost all of the working groups and engagement groups have been completed," Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto told the media after the meeting.
The results of the G20 Sherpa meeting on economy, health, and finance were also presented to the President, he said.
According to Airlangga, the form and format of the final report will be discussed and agreed on in four rounds of Sherpa meetings.
"Indonesia hopes that the overall results of the discussion can be simple and summarized in 34 paragraphs, and this has already begun to be prepared," he said.
Several G20 countries are pushing for the inclusion of issues related to Russia's military invasion of Ukraine in the joint agreement that will be released at the G20 Summit, the senior minister added.
"We want it to be included in the leaders’ declaration. So, from a technical and format point of view, there are still discussions that must be explored again," Airlangga said.
Indonesia will continue to monitor changing global developments and remain vigilant against problems that can be mitigated through the G20 Summit, he added.