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Through G20 presidency, Indonesia Ready to Manage Rivalry of World Powers

Retno explained that as chair of the G20, Indonesia would try to manage this rivalry by encouraging cooperation, which it deems absolutely essential if the world wants to get out of the pandemic and become stronger.

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Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi talks with New Zealand Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jakarta, Monday (15/11/2021). The two ministers discussed a number of issues, notably increasing the strategic partnership between the two countries and the latest developments in the region, including the Indo-Pacific.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS — Indonesia will use its status as chair of the Group of 20 (G20) starting 1 December to manage the rivalry of the great powers. Together with a number of other countries, Indonesia is also pushing for a new agreement on readiness to face pandemics in the future.

Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said the Covid-19 pandemic showed that the rivalry of global powers had not decreased. "[At a time] when we need strong cooperation, the rivalry is getting sharper," she said in a special interview with Kompas, Tuesday (23/11/2021), in Jakarta.

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