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P20 Supports the Success of the G20 Summit


By: Alula Khairunisa)*

Indonesia will soon hold The 8th G20 Parliamentary Speaker Summit (P20) or a parliamentary meeting of G20 members. The P20 is an important momentum for the implementation of the G20 Summit because it is expected to be able to provide concrete steps to discuss various strategic issues that are the topic of the G20 Summit.

            It is planned that on October 5, 2022, Indonesia will hold a special meeting to discuss multilateralism and the government can improve understanding of priority issues for the national interest. The meeting was held through the P20 forum.

            This time P20 carries the theme “Stronger Parliament for Sustainable Recovery” by raising four priority issues. Namely, sustainable development and a green economy, an inclusive economy and strong society, effective parliaments and strong democracy, and gender equality and women’s empowerment.

            Meanwhile, Member of the House of Representatives Dyah Roro Esti said that currently Indonesia’s position is strategic, because it is trusted to host the P20 and the G20 Summit. Indonesia can also unite the whole world to overcome the threat of a global crisis.

            Indonesia’s chairmanship at the P20 aims to increase the parliamentary dimension to support the global agenda, encourage closer interaction and cooperation between the government and parliament in implementing the results of the G20 meeting.

            Putu Supadma Rudana as Deputy Chair of the House of Representatives’ Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation Agency (BKSAP) said that the various series of meetings, including the P20 Summit in October 2022, were Indonesia’s stage in the international world. The success of hosting the 144th IPU Assembly in Nusa Dua Bali in March 2022, will be repeated again through the successful implementation of the P20.

            Indonesia’s chairmanship in the P20 and G20, is also the right moment to display and showcase all of Indonesia’s potential to increase domestic and foreign trade, increase investment in various priority sectors of Indonesia, transfer technology and increase sales of MSME products.     

            Putu also added that the P20 and G20 events were a good opportunity to awaken and promote the tourism sector, including the wealth of arts and culture and other local wisdom, including Indonesian cuisine, to all G20 members.

            The existence of the G20 stage is a very valuable momentum to show Indonesia’s position as the largest economic power in ASEAN and ranked 16th in the world.

            Of course, Indonesia’s chairmanship in the G20 must provide the maximum benefit for improving people’s welfare and national interests in accordance with the constitutional mandate contained in the 1945 Constitution.

            On the other hand, the DPR hopes that the P20 will produce a mutual agreement that can encourage real action in solving various existing global problems.

            The DPR also emphasized the importance of parliamentary powers to support the government in post-pandemic recovery and responding to current global challenges.

            One of the sub-themes raised from the P20 Session was related to renewable energy and climate change. Where electric vehicles are an implementation of one of the renewable energy that is environmentally friendly and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

            In addition, the environmentally friendly campaign in the P20 momentum is a continuation of the agenda of the 144th general session of the inter-parliamentary union forum which was held last March.

            On various occasions, the Chair of the Indonesian House of Representatives, Puan Maharani, has always reminded the world’s countries to take real action in realizing the green economy concept to support the SDGs.

            On the other hand, the presence of parliamentary leaders and G20 heads of state along with their delegations and other invited guests will increase state revenues in the tourism sector. Given, the international community already knows Indonesia as a country that has natural beauty.

            The G20 event, including the P20 event, is predicted to contribute to the projected increase in foreign tourists of up to 1.8 million – 3.6 million people.

            The P20 and G20 events are also known to be able to support 600,000 – 700,000 new jobs, including in the culinary, fashion and craft sectors. The second series of international events will also involve MSMEs which absorb around 33,000 workers.    

            Therefore, the DPR RI has also asked for popular support for the success of the P20 and G20 Summits. Considering that the P20 and G20 series have been carried out since some time ago with locations in a number of areas.       

            The DPR RI carries the theme “Stronger Parliament for Sustainable Recovery” in the P20 which is in line with the G20 Presidency’s theme, namely “recover together, recover stronger”.

            The implementation of P20 is a form of readiness of the Indonesian parliament (DPR) to be able to synergize or communicate with all parliaments in the world.

            This P20 moment can also be a moment to show the beauty of unity and integrity in the midst of the diversity of the Indonesian nation to the world.

            It is hoped that the implementation of the P20 and G20 can go well and bring Indonesia’s image to the international community.

            The P20 which was held in Indonesia was an event where the parliament of each member of the G20 was present in Indonesia to discuss international issues such as the use of Green Energy. This implementation of course provides support to the NKRI Summit.

)* The author is a contributor to the Nusantara Reading Room

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