Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo has stated that Indonesia has an unwavering faith in the United Nations and multilateralism is the only way that could guarantee equality.
The president made the statement at the virtual general debate of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Tuesday (Sep 22).
The head of stated remarked that the U.N. should continue to improve itself through reforms, revitalization and efficiency.
“The U.N. needs to prove that multilateralism delivers, especially during the time of crisis. The UN needs to be more responsive and effective in tackling global challenges. And all of us bear the responsibility to further strengthen the U.N.,” he said.
The president asserted that the U.N. is not a mere building in the city of New York, rather it represents an ideal and shared commitment of all nations… to realize world peace and prosperity for our future generations.
Joko Widodo also emphasized the importance of strengthening collective global leadership.
“We are all aware that when it comes to relations among countries, in international relations, every country always protects their national interests. However, we must not forget that all of us have the responsibility to contribute to be part of the solution for peace, stability, and prosperity of the world,” he said.
The president continued, “This is where the U.N. should play a role to strengthen collective global leadership. The world needs the spirit of collaboration and a stronger global leadership to create a better world.”
Reporting by Indonesia Window