During the Parliamentary Forum on October 5, part of the G20’s P20 Summit, Speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives, Dr. (H.C) Puan Maharani in her speech said the power of Parliament in representing the voice of the people gives legitimacy to the efforts of the governments of each country in carrying out foreign policy commitments and cooperation between countries.
“The legitimacy of the parliament will be directed at saving the lives of the global community for the better, by living in prosperity, peace and having a sustainable earth. The legitimacy of the parliament will be directed at saving the lives of the global community for the better, by living in prosperity, peace and having a sustainable earth,” she said.
For this reason, multilateralism is said to be urgently needed to build effective joint work between countries. Puan assessed that multilateralism can answer various problems such as reconciling trade wars, reconciling geopolitical conflicts, overcoming food and energy crises, fighting exploitation, and building mutual progress.
“Indonesia invites the P20 parliament, through multilateralism, to seek solutions and consensus in anticipating an economic recession, overcoming the scary effects of global economic turmoil. Besides that, it is also to accelerate economic transformation to create wider people’s welfare, as well as strengthen the G20 orchestration in moving the sustainable development agenda,” added Puan.
Furthermore, the commitment is expected not only in the form of words, but in real work. “With a commitment like this, it is hoped that each country will synergize in building common strengths and not produce rivalry or domination. Joint work between countries is also built on the foundation of mutual trust,” she explained.
In addition, parliamentary diplomacy is also considered to have an important role in growing and strengthening trust and a sense of understanding in relations between countries. Therefore, on this occasion, Puan invited the G20 parliament members to be able to jointly improve the capacity of each country in responding to and facing global problems.
“Therefore, the parliament on the occasion of this P20, must be able to formulate an agenda, which can increase the ability of each country to respond to and deal with various global problems,” she said.
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