Comment From 5 Of The Worl’s Top President On The Bali G20 Summit
Sapulidi News : Check out the comments of 5 of the world’s top presidents regarding the Bali G20 Summit
The G20 Summit in Bali which was attended by various world leaders who are members of the G20 Summit became a story and a new record in the Indonesian Presidency successfully closing the G20 Summit by producing a declaration, on 16 November 2022.
Even though it was colored by fears of a wider outbreak of war after a stray missile in Poland and Canadian-China tensions, the G20 Summit still made an impression on the heads of state who attended.
Not a few heads of state have praised President Joko Widodo and the implementation of the G20 Summit. Several presidents or heads of state also conveyed this statement through press conferences or social media.
Following are the impressions of a number of heads of state summarized by CNBC Indonesia.
1. US President Joe Biden
In a press conference, Wednesday (16/11/2022), President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) revealed that the President of the United States (US) Joe Biden actually wanted to leave the G20 Summit on the first day.
“Yes, it should have been the first day he [Biden] came home. Here he [Biden] is saying: I want to help, I have to prepare this so it won’t take long,” said Jokowi.
However, the US leader turned out to be present at the summit. Not only that, to the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Uno who sent him off. He revealed that he wanted to stay longer in Indonesia because he felt at home.
“Even though I only took one place to walk along the beach, but I saw it was very beautiful, I wanted to stay longer, I felt at home, and I didn’t want to go home,” said Biden as quoted from Instagram @sandiuno.
2. French President Emmanuel Macron
French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his views on the Bali G20 Summit. According to him, the Indonesian G20 Presidency is full of messages of solidarity, especially towards developing countries.
“This is a solidarity G20 Summit,” said Macron, in a written statement from the G20 Summit Communication and Media Team, Thursday (17/11/22).
Macron said the Indonesian G20 Presidency had been trying to produce concrete steps.
“Thank you President Jokowi for all your hard work. Not only the message of unity, but we also have something to achieve so that (everything) becomes more efficient,” he said.
3. Chinese President Xi Jinping
President Xi Jinping said that his visit showed evidence of an important relationship between China and Indonesia in the foreign policies of the two countries. In addition, Jokowi is also the first leader of a friendly country that China has accepted since the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Three months ago, His Excellency (Jokowi) visited Beijing as the leader of the first friendly country that the Chinese side received separately since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out,” said Xi Jinping.
Xi Jinping also said that the results of the strategic cooperation between Indonesia and China were real achievements that had a positive impact on both countries, regionally and globally. According to Xi, this can serve as an example for fellow developing countries to jointly establish mutually beneficial cooperation.
Jokowi’s welcome to Xi Jinping was also quite warm within the G20.
Jokowi expressed his appreciation for Xi’s presence at the Bali G20 Summit, which was also his first overseas visit after being re-elected as secretary of the ruling party in China.
“I would like to welcome President Xi Jinping to Bali,” he said in a press release received by CNBC Indonesia, quoted Friday (18/11/2022).
4. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appreciated President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Indonesia for successfully holding the G20 Summit in Bali.
Erdoğan thanked everyone for the hospitality that was given to him and his delegation while in Bali.
“I congratulate Indonesia for successfully carrying out the tenure of the G20 presidency. I express my appreciation to all those who have tried, especially President Widodo, for the hospitality they have shown me, my partner and the Turkish delegation while here,” said Erdogan. in his press conference, Wednesday (16/11/2022).
5. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak also expressed his appreciation for President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) for successfully holding the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali.
“I think the president [Joko Widodo] and his staff deserve extraordinary praise for the leadership they have shown over the past year,” quoted from a video press conference shared by the British Embassy on Wednesday (16/11/2022).
Sunak assessed that Indonesia succeeded in holding the meeting with satisfactory results at a time when the global situation was full of challenges, namely the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
He also welcomed the declaration from the G20 Summit in Bali, despite the great skepticism. According to him, the results of the declaration were quite substantive, comprehensive and oriented towards direct action.