Experts Praises for Jokowi's Leadership at G20 Indonesia
TIMESINDONESIA, BALI – Political communication expert from University of Pelita Harapan, Dr. Emrus Sihombing said that the successful of the G20 Indonesia made it at the top of the world leadership.
According to Emrus, the successful of the event can’t be separated from the leadership of President Joko Widodo which had been run effectively. This leaves a positive image and a deep impression on the G20 member country officials.
"In my opinion it was awesome, we have to admit it. Therefore I’d say that Indonesia's success under Jokowi's leadership in holding the G20, not teying to seek for complement but that thing has created a good image," Emrus said on Tuesday (22/11/2022).
"The positive image makes Indonesia's position in the international eyes more credible, in Indonesia's eyes we also become confident that we are able to manage a very extraordinary event where it is attended by the world leaders," he continued.
Eramus stated that the successful of the G20 event can be seen from the number of praises given by a severel world leaders who were present to President Jokowi. They range from Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, American President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak up to United Arab Emirates (UAE) President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahya (MBZ).
"Just look at the world leaders seeing them comfortable with their happy smile, and the securing protocol that make them safe is amazing, I frankly say this is not a one-day job," he said.
According to Emrus, Indonesia's position that adheres to the principle of an active free foreign policy can embrace all countries without taking sides with one of the interests so that it does not have a burden when dealing with warring countries such as Russia and Ukraine.
"Let's name a thing for example, didn’t he visit Ukraine and as well as met with the President of Ukraine meeting also with the President of Russia, so he didnt’t take sides but he offered peace and stopped the war and sat on the round table," Emrus added.
After the G20, Indonesia has now received Asean chairmanship from Cambodia and become ASEAN Chair in 2023. Emrus said it was a good opportunity to take a role in the Southeast Asian region.
"Subsequently, this is a tremendous opportunity that should be seized in all areas especially in the business or economic sphere while at the G20 Indoensia and our influence in all social contracts including politics and geopolitics in Southeast Asia (ASEAN)," he explained.
Previously, President Jokowi told that Indonesia's current position in the global arena when giving a speech at the opening ceremony of the 1st-7th National Deliberation of HIPMI in Surakarta.
Meanwhile, President Jokowi emphasized that Indonesia is currently at the top of the world's respected global leaders.
"This is a great mandate and a great honor we are really at the top of global leadership today because we are also currently the chairman of ASEAN," said Jokowi.
According to Jokowi, the reliance to become the G20 Indonesia this year is not easy to obtain. Jokowi stressed the importance of maintaining trust. "If we become entrepreneurs, what we build is people's trust in us. This as our country also builds international trust, global trust, and other countries ' trust in Indonesia. This is not easy, this is not easy," President Jokowi concluded.
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