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Strengthening Strategic Trust for a Peaceful, Stable and Prosperous World

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President Joko Widodo received two honorary visits: the courtesy visit of the U.S. Secretary of State, Anthony J. Blinken and the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, Nikolay P. Patrushev at the State Palace in Jakarta, Monday (13/12). During the meeting, President Joko Widodo pointed out Indonesia's priorities in the G20 presidency.

Quoting, Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi in her statement after accompanying President Joko Widodo revealed that during the meeting, Indonesia hopes that the United States can become one of its partners in the economic sector, including in the investment. She added that Indonesia also hopes to become a part of the global supply chain for the health sector.

Meanwhile, in a meeting with the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, President Joko Widodo said that in 2023, Indonesia will chair ASEAN.Therefore, he hopes for cooperation with Russia as long as Indonesia is the chairman of ASEAN.

Minister Retno Marsudi further pointed out that the United States and Russia are two of Indonesia's good partners. At the end of her statement, Minister Retno Marsudi emphasized that Indonesia will continue to develop strategic trust with all countries and all Indonesian partners.

The spirit of strategic trust has been kept being prioritized by President Joko Widodo. In international meetings, such as the November 2020 APEC Summit, the 4th ASEAN-Russia Summit and the 24th ASEAN-Japan Summit at the end of October 2021, President Joko Widodo often emphasized the importance of the strategic trust.

As remarked by Minister Retno Marsudi, this strategic trust is also needed to build a peaceful, stable, and prosperous world. The visit of high-ranking officials from the world's two superpowers that are also members of the G20: the United States and Russia at the end of 2021, is an important note for Indonesia. Indonesia will keep strengthening the strategic trust with all countries and partners. This proves that Indonesia is strongly committed to contributing and creating a peaceful, stable and prosperous world.

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