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Government Prepares G20 Carefully, Coordinating Minister Luhut Says

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Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan chaired the Coordination Meeting on Support for the 2022 G20 Presidency in Nusa Dua Bali, Thursday afternoon (25-11-2021). The meeting was attended by officials from the Coordinating Ministry for the Economy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, State Secretariat, Ministry of PUPR, Head of LPS, TNI and Polri.

“At this meeting, we want to ensure the smooth running of 182 activities in the 2022 G20 Summit which will be held in various locations. For that, I ask for thorough preparation in various aspects," said Coordinating Minister Luhut.

Starting the meeting, Coordinating Minister Luhut explained the follow-up directions to ensure the smooth implementation of the G20 Summit next year. He conveyed to the Ministry of State Secretariat, Kominfo, Ministry of Trade, TNI, and Ministry of Health to make event service standards in each field that can be applied to a series of G20 activities.

"We are here to work as a team. We work with good preparation, then the results will be good. Like when we held the IMF-WB Annual Meeting, all parties looked down on them, but we proved that this nation is a great nation that can solve its problems," he said.

He conveyed that all agencies and parties involved should be proud and work sincerely and not feel that the institution is the greatest, because the organization is a team work.

“I ask everyone present today not to just talk, everyone must set a target. Success in achieving the target is the measure of success later, "added Coordinating Minister Luhut.

Regarding the implementation of the health protocol during the activity, Coordinating Minister Luhut requested that the Minister of Health be included in Presidential Decree No. 12 of 2021 concerning the National Committee for the Implementation of the Indonesian G20 Presidency in 2022.

In this regard, the Minister of Health, Budi Gunadi Sadikin, said that he had directed the committee to provide a sense of security to the G20 participants.
“Security is certainly in the health sector. We must be able to show that the health protocols are strictly implemented to show that we can really control the implementation of the health protocols in our country,” explained Minister of Health Budi.

He also explained that his party was preparing written guidelines for the summit participants related to the implementation of health protocols, starting from the arrival of the participants, during the event, until the time of their return.

"We are coordinating so that there is a minimum standard of health services for each meeting to be carried out," added Minister of Health Budi.

Regarding the publication of the event, Coordinating Minister Luhut asked the Minister of Communication and Information, Johnny G. Plate, to prepare carefully.

"I really want the arrangement. Do not let what we have done is not heard by many people. I tell you that our technique of providing explanations is very important," added Coordinating Minister Luhut.

Regarding this, the Minister of Communication and Information said that the President of the Republic of Indonesia had directed that the implementation of the Summit be successful in terms of substance and success in terms of implementation. For this reason, his party will carry out public communication orchestration well.

“I ask Bakohumas Ministries/Institutions to submit this orchestration to coordinate with each other. We will also hold a thematic forum with national media, in this case I ask the leaders to participate,” he explained.

The Minister of Communication and Information also said that he would hold a thematic forum with foreign media that already have a network in Indonesia as part of the information process.

"For this reason, I ask the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for assistance as a liaison with this international media. This needs to be done as a proactive step in building good relations with the media,” he said.

As a follow-up, Coordinating Minister Luhut asked the ministers who were present to hold a technical meeting in Jakarta, in the context of maturation of preparations for the G20 Summit and its series of activities. (VOI)

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