Foreign Minister Retno Represents President Receives Global Citizen Award

This prize was obtained for Indonesia’s leadership within the G20.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, NEW YORK — Indonesian Foreign Minister (Menlu) Retno Marsudi represented President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in receiving the prestigious award Global Citizen Award in New York, Monday (9/19/2022). This prize is awarded to a number of world leaders from institutions thinking group United States, Atlantic Council.


“President Joko Widodo is the embodiment of the spirit that Indonesia wants to project to the world, namely the paradigm of collaboration, building bridges (bridge builder) and be part of the solution,” Retno said while receiving the award directly in New York.


Present in the video message, President Jokowi expressed his gratitude. “I dedicate this award to all the people of Indonesia,” the president said in the video.


This prize was obtained for Indonesia’s leadership within the G20. Additionally, Jokowi is also seen in efforts to reduce the impact of war in Ukraine and broad support to advance the realization of human rights, democracy and a better global health architecture.


“It is an honor for me to introduce President Joko Widodo. Starting his career as a businessman and then becoming Mayor of Surakata, President Joko Widodo entered the field of politics to serve his people, to work with his people,” said Mr. Klaus Schwab, Executive Chairman of the Economic Forum World (WEF).


According to him, Indonesia’s presidency of the G20 came at a time when the world was facing multidimensional challenges. Because he needs a leader who has extraordinary abilities, a leader who wants the trust of all parties, Jokowi is not only a leader of the Indonesian people, but a leader who has a global vision, promoting world peace and prosperity.


The Global Citizen Award is an annual event organized by the Atlantic Council on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Awards are given to personalities considered to have made a real contribution to the world.


Some of the global figures who have received the award include the late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.


Besides the President of the Republic of Indonesia, the Global Citizen Award 2022 was also awarded to Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, as well as actor and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation. Whitaker Forest.

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