JAKARTA: Indonesia President Joko Widodo stated on Thursday (Feb 17) that with the world economic system nonetheless recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, now is not the time to create geopolitical rivalry and tensions such as what is occurring in Ukraine.
Kicking off a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of 20 (G20) main economies, the Indonesian chief famous that the pandemic is not but over. He stated that the world economic system is nonetheless reeling and no single nation can stand up alone. All international locations are interconnected, he added.
The revival of 1 space will awaken one other, and the collapse of 1 space may even trigger the collapse of different areas, stated Mr Widodo, who is the present G20 president.
“In a state of affairs like this, this is not the time for rivalry. This is not the time to create new tensions that disrupt the world’s restoration, not to mention endanger the security of the world, as is occurring in Ukraine immediately.
“Now all parties must stop the rivalry and tension,” Mr Widodo urged.
Tensions have been rising in Ukraine in current days after Russia, a member of the G20, massed 1000’s of troops alongside Ukraine’s border, prompting the United States and the United Kingdom to induce Moscow to take a step again. The US and UK are additionally members of the G20.
Meanwhile, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres stated on Monday that he was “deeply worried” about the risk of battle.
Jokowi, as the Indonesian chief is popularly recognized, on Thursday additionally known as on international locations to give attention to synergies and collaboration to avoid wasting the world and rapidly recuperate from the pandemic.
“I hope that this synergy will result in concrete and collaborative steps, which can be implemented immediately, with immediate results. Recover together, recover stronger,” he stated, highlighting Indonesia’s G20’s presidency tagline.