JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo officially opened the Bali G20 Summit at The Apurva Kempinski, Nusa Dua, Bali, on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.
“Today the eyes of the world are on our meeting. Are we going to score success? Or will add one more number of failures? For me, the G20 must succeed and must not fail," said President Jokowi in his opening speech at the G20 Summit.
Jokowi stated, as the holder of the G20 Presidency, Indonesia made every effort to bridge the very deep and wide differences.
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However, said President Jokowi, success will only be achieved if all delegates are committed and work hard and set aside their differences to produce something concrete and beneficial for the world.
"I really understand, it takes extraordinary effort so that we can sit together in this room," he said.
On that occasion, the President also underlined various global challenges, starting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and war, to food, energy, and financial crises. The impact of this crisis has been felt by the world, especially in developing countries.
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"The issue of fertilizer, do not be underestimated. If we don't immediately take steps to ensure sufficient availability of fertilizer at an affordable price, then 2023 will be a more dismal year," he said.
Jokowi added, the current high food prices could get worse and lead to no food supply.
"Scarcity of fertilizer can lead to crop failure in various parts of the world, 48 developing countries with the highest level of food insecurity will face a very serious condition," he added.
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The President also hopes that the G20 can continue to be a catalyst for inclusive economic recovery.
Jokowi said, in the midst of a very difficult situation, the G20 continues to work to produce concrete achievements, prepare funds to deal with future pandemics through pandemic funds, help low-income countries' fiscal space through resilience and sustainability trust, accelerate the achievement of SDGs, produce hundreds of concrete collaborations, as well as supporting a greener and more sustainable world economic recovery through the Bali Compact on the energy transition.
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