Jokowi practices “free and active” foreign policy as mandated by the Constitution, says expert

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Presiden Jokowi dan Presiden Zelensky
President Jokowi met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. (Source: BPMI Setpres/Laily Rachev)

Didik also suggested that Jokowi should build diplomacy with NATO as the alliance is at the root of the conflict that occurred between Ukraine and Russia.

“As chair of the G20, Indonesia has a very strategic position and this plays to Jokowi’s and Indonesia’s advantage. This peace mission does not have to be carried out alone; it is also necessary to invite big countries to follow Indonesia’s step.

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The history of Indonesia’s role in global diplomacy is well known. Indonesia’s first president Sukarno was famed for his neutral stance amid the West-East ideological clash. During the Soeharto era, Indonesia also had many great diplomats who were able to reconcile ideological conflicts in Southeast Asia and the Middle East,” concluded Didik. (rr)