Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi encourages the creation of global cooperation among countries in the world to face uncertainty in the world's geo-political changes. She said this at the opening of the Jakarta Geo-Political Forum on Wednesday in Jakarta. On the occasion, she said that the Indonesian government believed in the importance of cooperation compared to the dispute between countries. Some of the world challenges that are currently being faced by all countries include the rise of China and the impact of the trade war with the United States and the European Union after the UK's exit from the European Union. According to Retno, in facing these challenges, all countries in the world have no choice but to collaborate between countries.
"And facing all this we have no other alternatives but to collaborate more closely. Once again there is no better option than cooperation among nations. Our new geo-strategic principle for the future should be no longer "secure from" but "secure with". No longer ‘prosper upon' but 'prosper with'. And by having good cooperation, by strengthening global leadership, I'm sure our hope for a better world is very relevant," said Retno Marsudi.
Retno Marsudi further said, that Indonesia as a Non-Permanent Member of the UN Security Council, helped encourage the creation of a culture of dialogue between UN member states and members of the UN Security Council. Indonesia also encourages efforts to strengthen cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations. In the Indo-Pacific cooperation framework, Indonesia also offers open, transparent and inclusive cooperation, which upholds international law.
In addition, Retno said, to deal with protectionism in the movement of the world economy, Indonesia encourages the creation of openness, justice and mutually beneficial economic cooperation between countries in the world. Indonesia even continues to intensify negotiations on various trade agreements with partner countries and new markets including Africa. (VOI/ANDY/TRANS NUKE/AHM)