Saturday, 3 Dec 2022

G20 Summit: Indonesia announces adoption of Bali Leaders’ Declaration

Bali-- Indonesia on Wednesday announced the adoption and ratification of the Bali G20 Leaders’ Declaration at the two-day G20 Summit in Nusa Dua, according to ANTARA News Agency.

“Today, we can adopt and ratify the G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration. This is the first declaration that has been realized since February 2022," President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said in his closing speech at the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on Wednesday.

The President expressed his appreciation for the flexibility shown by leaders that allowed an agreement to be reached on the declaration.

Besides the declaration, the Indonesian G20 Presidency also produced a concrete list of cooperation programs for G20 countries and invitees.

"This cooperation project will help bring the G20 closer to the people, ensuring that the G20 is beneficial not only for its members, but also for the world, and especially for developing countries," Widodo said.

Indonesia’s 2022 G20 Presidency officially ended on Wednesday.

During its presidency of the G20, the Indonesian government, together with working groups and dialogue forums, tried to come up with the best solutions for global problems.

"It is an honor for Indonesia to be able to lead the G20 for the past year," Widodo remarked.

He lauded the efforts made by all working groups and dialogue forums and their dedication to contributing ideas as well as their contributions to the Indonesian G20 Presidency.

During the closing ceremony, President Widodo handed over the gavel of the G20 Presidency to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Indonesia held the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali on November 15 and 16, 2022.

Widodo earlier urged G20 countries to work together to address capacity gaps in the health sector.

"The health capacity gap cannot be allowed. Developing countries need partnerships to empower them," he said at the opening of the second session of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua.

Speaking in front of 17 leaders of G20 countries and leaders of international organizations such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank, the Indonesian President asked developed countries who are members of the G20 to involve developing countries in finding solutions to health problems.

"Developing countries must become a part of the global health supply chain, including manufacturing and research centers," he stressed at the session, which focused on the global health architecture.

According to President Widodo, the capacity gap in the health sector can be reduced if developed countries and investors increase their investment in the health sector of developing countries and strengthen research collaboration with developing countries.

"Cooperation in research and technology transfer must be strengthened and access to production raw materials expanded for developing countries. In addition, the TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) Waiver must be extended to all health solutions, including diagnostics and therapeutics. The WHO must also realize its commitments related to health solution hubs and spokes," he added.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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