JAKARTADAILY.ID - The President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and First Lady Iriana visited Bali on Thursday in order to review preparations for the G20. As of December 1, 2021, Indonesia has assumed the G20 Presidency, with most future conferences to be held on the Island.
Upon arriving at I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali, the President was greeted by the Honorary Squad. This welcoming troop parade is one of the procedures prepared in Indonesia when welcoming the leaders of G20 member countries when they arrive in Bali to attend the G20 Summit, estimated for October 2022.
"Arriving at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, the First Lady and I were greeted by a troop of honor. Let's start with the welcome we gave to the G20 leaders who came to attend the G20 Summit in Bali. I went to Bali, together with the First Lady, to review a number of facilities and infrastructure that will be used at the G20 Summit later," said Jokowi in his official Instagram account @jokowi Thursday (2 December 2021).
Indonesia will hold the position of the G20 Presidency for one year. Previously, the position was held by Italy. This trust is an opportunity for Indonesia to contribute more to the recovery of the world economy, to build a healthier, more just, and sustainable world governance based on independence, lasting peace, and social justice. For this reason, the mission carried out is Recover Together, Recover Stronger.
Indonesia has also announced the G20 Logo as of December 2, 2021, through the official G20 Indonesia Instagram account. It was explained that the G20 Indonesia Presidency Logo was inspired by Indonesian cultural arts, namely Gunungan which was combined with Batik Kawung, to imitate the shape of the tendrils of plants that continue to grow.
Not only highlighting the identity of the Indonesian nation, but this logo also illustrates Indonesia's active role in advancing the global economy and world recovery. This logo will be used for around 150 events that will be held during Indonesia's G20 Presidency.
Previously, Italy held the Presidency position since December 1, 2020. As an illustration of Italy's busy schedule as the G20 Presidency at that time, there are several facts. Firstly, from 1 December 2020 to the end of October 2021, there have been 175 events, 20 ministerial meetings in various cities, 2 special G20 Leaders' meetings on Global Health and Afghanistan, 6 Sherpa meetings, 62 Working Group Meetings, and 60 Finance Track Meetings, and the 8 Engagement Group initiatives.
Second, more than 5,000 delegates and more than 2,500 accredited media representatives attended the event. #G20Italia activity was reported by more than 1,000 posts on official social media channels and resulted in more than 3.6 million online posts and G20-related articles worldwide. (*)
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