Jakarta, The Indonesia Post – Indonesia will raise six main issues in the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN), the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi will attend the trial which will be held in New York, USA, on September 20-26, according to a statement from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs received in Jakarta, Monday.
Of the six main issues, one of them is about Indonesia’s chairmanship in the G20 and ensuring the smooth implementation of the G20 Summit in Bali on 15-16 November 2022.
In addition, Foreign Minister Retno at the UN meeting will also convey the preparations for Indonesia’s chairmanship in ASEAN in 2023; the importance of revitalizing the spirit of multilateral cooperation, especially in handling global problems; and peaceful settlement of various disputes.
She will also emphasize the importance for the United Nations to take a more meaningful and real role in addressing global challenges, particularly pandemics, economic recovery, and climate change.
Other issues that will also be put forward by Indonesia at the UN session are commitments to strengthen the global health architecture, including equal access to vaccines and medical equipment, state independence in the health industry, innovation, and funding support in strengthening the global health framework.
The Indonesian Foreign Minister is scheduled to deliver a statement at the General Debate session of the session which is scheduled for September 26, 2022.
Retno will participate in 60 activities during the High Level Week of the UN General Assembly, which carries the theme “Decisive Moments: Transformative Solutions to Interrelated Challenges”.
This year’s UN General Assembly session was the first to be held fully physically after being held online in 2020 and online and offline in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the sidelines of the meeting, Retno will also hold about 34 bilateral meetings, including with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and with a number of representatives of ASEAN member countries and G20 members. (mhn/bbs)