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Discourse: Indonesia strives to be bridge builder in a divided world

  • Dian Septiari

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 22 2020   /  01:00 am
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi attends the Joint Commission Meeting with New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Winston Peters virtually on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.(Twitter/@Menlu_RI)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is to address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in a video message early on Wednesday from Jakarta – the first time he will speak at the multilateral forum since entering office in 2014. Ahead of his maiden speech at the UNGA, The Jakarta Post’s Dian Septiari speaks with Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi to touch on the key messages that the President is to raise, as well as Indonesia’s views on the UN as it celebrates its 75th anniversary. Question: What key issues does Indonesia want to highlight at the UNGA? Answer: There are several clusters in the President’s messages. First, the President wants to remind us all why the United Nations was established. The UN was established after the war with the goal to prevent another war from happening again, and to create [...] a more peaceful, stable and prosperou...