G20 Brazil meet must amplify voices of Global South: Minister Marsudi
Jakarta, Indoensianpost.com – Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi has emphasized the importance of using the G20 meeting in Brazil next year to amplify the voices of the Global South.
“I’m sure Brazil’s G20 presidency will continue to support agendas that promote stability, solidarity, and equality in the global order,” she said after a bilateral meeting with Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira in Jakarta on Monday.
“If developing countries like us work together, we can be the positive force that drives transformative changes,” Marsudi added at a joint press conference after the meeting.
Vieira said he agreed that the Global South, which refers to developing and less developed countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Oceania, should work closer to bring their interests and needs to the heart of the international agenda.
During the meeting with her Brazilian counterpart, Marsudi said that Indonesia fully supports Brazil’s presidency of the G20.
The G20 Summit will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 2024. India is holding the presidency of the grouping this year.
Brazil has set three priorities for its G20 presidency next year: social inclusion and fighting hunger and inequality, sustainable development, and reform of global governance institutions.
Brazil has also commended Indonesia’s active leadership of the G20 in 2022 and pledged to build on the work done by Indonesia and India during their presidency of the grouping.
During the meeting, the two ministers also discussed ways to strengthen economic and trade cooperation between Indonesia and Brazil in a number of key areas, including energy and food security, forest cooperation, and joint vaccine production for foot-and-mouth disease.
Indonesia also asked Brazil to invest in cattle breeding in the country, as well as called for cooperation in renewable energy, including the development of ethanol as biofuel and sugarcane plantations.