Jakarta, IO – On Saturday, September 9, 2023, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) attended a MIKTA Leaders Meeting, held during the G20 India Summit. MIKTA, a consultative forum comprised of Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, and Australia, aims to cooperate and provide solutions to global challenges. Jokowi attended the conference together with the leaders of the five countries, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.
Before the leaders, Jokowi emphasized that today’s extremely complex global challenges need international collaboration and cooperation. According to him, all countries, including MIKTA member countries, must contribute to addressing global concerns.
President Jokowi also encouraged MIKTA to ensure that every country has the right to developing its own downstream industries. “MIKTA must ensure that the development rights of all countries, including the global south, are fulfilled, in order to carry out downstream industry and become a part of the global supply chain,” Jokowi stated, continuing to state that MIKTA countries should also continue to encourage inclusive economic recovery through digital transformation, as ASEAN has done with its Digital Economic Framework Agreement.
President Jokowi had also asked MIKTA member countries to advocate global governance reforms, ones that may fit the views and demands of developing countries. “The global governance reforms must be in line with a purpose and era,” he continued. Henceforward, President Jokowi invited all MIKTA member country leaders to consolidate cooperation and synergy to create a better world. “Let us continue to strengthen our synergy to make the world a better place for all,” the President added.
Jokowi visited India, to attend the G20 Summit, which was held on September 9–10, 2023, at the Bharat Mandapam building, near the historic India Gate monument in New Delhi. For this year’s activity, the theme was “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” which stands for “The World is a Family” in ancient Sanskrit. (*/des)