G7 countries praise successful 42nd ASEAN summit in Labuan Bajo

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Tribunnews reporter, Larasati Dyah Utami

AMPONTOONS.COM, JAKARTA – Indonesia received praise from G7 countries for a successful 42nd ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo.

The G7, the Group Seven group of nations, is a group made up of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Foreign Minister (Menlu) Retno Marsudi declared at a press conference that it is a positive note for Indonesia.

Not only the ASEAN Summit, the G20 holding also received high appreciation from the association of developed countries.

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“In all the bilateral meetings, all the leaders and also the managing director of the IMF expressed their great appreciation and praise for Indonesia’s success in managing the G20 presidency last year and congratulated them on the success of the 42nd ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo,” Retno said in a virtual press conference on Sunday (21/5/2023).

Indonesia has also been invited to the G7 meeting in Hiroshima, Japan.

On the sidelines of the meeting, President Joko Widodo held a variety of activities on the first day of his visit to Hiroshima, Japan on May 20, 2023.

Among these, 7 bilateral meetings were held with Japan, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, the Cook Islands, the IMF and Australia.

Retno said the president was also present at two sessions of the G7 outreach summit; and he participated in a US-initiated side event, namely: “Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment” (PGII).

“So, the first day meeting, the total number that the President attended is 10 meetings,” Retno said.

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The IMF managing director also said that Indonesia can talk to all countries and all parties, and amidst a world that is facing many challenges like today.

According to him, more roles like those played by Indonesia are needed.

“In the bilateral meeting, the president also said that Hiroshima should remind all of us that war will only destroy. Therefore, the call for peace should come out of the G7 summit in Hiroshima and not the other way around,” he said. Rethno.

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