Jakarta, July 13 , 2017(Antara) - Leaders of G20 member countries, including Indonesia, share a common view that terrorism is a global scourge that must be fought and terrorist-safe havens be eliminated in every part of the world.
at a gathering in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7-8, 2017, the leaders
pledged to forge closer cooperation in undertaking counterterrorism and
Their commitment was outlined in The Hamburg G20 Leaders' Statement on
Countering Terrorism that, among other things, read: "We, the Leaders of
the G20, strongly condemn all terrorist attacks worldwide and stand
united and firm in the fight against terrorism and its financing. These
atrocious acts have strengthened our resolve to cooperate to enhance our
security and protect our citizens."
The leaders, including
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), vowed to facilitate swift and targeted
exchanges of information between intelligence, law enforcement, and
judicial authorities on operational information-sharing, preventive
measures, and criminal justice response while ensuring the necessary
balance between security and data protection aspects in accordance with
they will ensure that counterterrorism steps will continue to be part
of a comprehensive approach, including combating radicalization and
recruitment, curbing terrorist movements, and countering terrorist
will exchange best practices on preventing and countering terrorism and
violent extremism conducive to terrorism, national strategies, and
deradicalization and disengagement programs, and the promotion of
strategic communication as well as robust and positive narratives to
counter the terrorist propaganda," they noted in the joint statement.
At the summit, President Jokowi shared Indonesia's experiences in dealing with terrorism.
Owing to the country's deradicalization efforts to deal with terrorism,
only three out of the 560 former terrorists, or 0.53 percent, were keen
on indulging in terrorism.
two of the largest Islamic organizations in Indonesia -- Muhammadiyah
and Nahdlatul Ulama -- have played important roles in spreading peace
and tolerant Islamic teachings.
called on the G20 countries to serve as a driving force to seeking
solutions to the root cause of terrorism, arising from inequality and
injustice, by strengthening inclusive economic empowerment, according to
Head of the Press, Media, and Information Bureau of the Presidential
Secretariat Bureau Bey Machmudin.
G20 countries need to develop cooperation in the field of intelligence
exchange, the handling of foreign terrorist fighters or FTF, and the
development of capacity building.
the largest Muslim population in the world, Indonesia is a plural
country and the third-largest democracy in the world.
its unique and strategic position, the president said Indonesia remains
committed to being part of the global efforts to combating terrorism as
well as spreading peace and tolerance.
holding a bilateral meeting with US President Donald J. Trump on the
sidelines of the G20 Summit, the two leaders underscored their resolve
to defeat terrorist networks in Southeast Asia and around the world and
emphasized the importance of isolating terrorists from financial and
In addition to terrorism issue, the
Indonesia also reminded member countries of their commitment to the 2030
Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ¿ part of a wider 2030
Agenda for Sustainable Development ¿ build on the Millennium Development
Goals (MDGs). These eight goals, set by the United Nations back in 2000
to eradicate poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease, expire at the end
of this year.
the context of sustainable development, Indonesia is highly committed
to implementing the 2030 Agenda, Bey Machmudin noted in a press
quoted President Jokowi as saying that Indonesia has taken and led
directly a wide range of steps to ensure the implementation of the 2030
"I have signed a presidential regulation on the implementation of SDGs
(Sustainable Development Goals) and have set up a national coordinating
team for it," Jokowi said.
will also use the UN forum in the upcoming week to report on the
implementation of the 2030 Agenda through the voluntary national review.
At the G20 Summit, Jokowi also reiterated Indonesia's commitment to implementing the Paris Agreement.
In addressing the challenges of climate change, Indonesia will always
be part of the solution by taking several steps to anticipate the impact
of climate change, including introducing a moratorium on the opening of
new farm land, the president explained.
In addition, Indonesia has set up a peatland restoration board to
restore two million hectares of peatland in five years' time and
mitigate efforts to fight forest and land fires.
"Indonesia will also keep down the volume of garbage by up to 30
percent in 2025 through a reduce-reuse-recycle scheme and has set itself
the target of slashing marine plastic debris by up to 70 percent in
2025," he stated.
At the conclusion of his address, the president urged G20 countries to
not give up their commitment to the 2030 Agenda, particularly when it
comes to climate change and renewable energy.
The "Group of Twenty" is made up of 19 countries and the European
Union. The countries are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China,
France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi
Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the
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