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President Joko Widodo Participates in G20 Extraordinary Videoconference Summit

President Joko Widodo Participates in G20 Extraordinary Videoconference Summit (setkab)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesia President Joko Widodo has attended the G20 Extraordinary Summit virtually from the Bogor Presidential Palace, on Thursday (03/26/2020). The summit discussed the efforts of G20 member countries in handling the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

The G20 Extraordinary Summit was initiated by Saudi Arabia as the chair of the G20 this year. The summit began with an opening remark from King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at 15:00 Saudi Arabia time or at 19:00 Indonesian Western Time.

Twenty G20 member countries, 7 invited countries, 9 international organizations, and two regional organizations took part in the G20 Extraordinary Summit.

As reported from the press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the meeting President Joko Widodo will discuss through videoconference with leaders of G20 member countries and related international organizations, including the UN, WHO, World Bank, and IMF.

"The agenda of the extraordinary summit is not only discussing about the handling of the pandemic crisis, but also the economic and social impacts which have an effect on the global supply-chain," the release quoted.

The Heads of State/Heads of Government attending the G20 Extraordinary Summit are President Joko Widodo, Argentine President Alberto Fernández, Prime Minister (PM) of Australia Scott Morrison, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, President of France Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Russian President Vladimir Putin, King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, United States President Donald Trump, and European Union President Charles Michel.

Also present to accompany President Joko Widodo during the extraordinary videoconference summit were Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati.