Securing the G20 summit in Bali, the Indonesian Navy deploys 12 warships

The Indonesian Navy has prepared 12 warships (KRI) for the G20 summit to be held in Bali in November 2022. The deployment is part of the security procedures for the success of the meeting.

“We have prepared 12 KRIs, later we will appoint Commander Armed Forces II, Admiral of TNI TSNB Hutabarat as Operational Control Command (Kodal Ops) within the framework of Securing the Sea,” said the Chief of TNI AL Staff (Kasal) Admiral TNI Yudo Margono, Tuesday (27/09). ).

According to Yudo, the details of securing the implementation of the G20 summit in Bali will continue to be met and discussed by the Commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces, General TNI Andika Perkasa. During the meeting, various scenarios and the involvement of elements during security were also prepared. Including the direction and plan of troop movement, whether from the base or using a degree element.

“This is still being met, with the existing budget, we have to forecast how many KRIs are prepared,” Yudo said.

For safety in Bali waters, the Indonesian navy has not forgotten to prepare the possibility of safety of foreign warships whose delegates participated in the G20 summit. However, according to Yudo, the command to control and move foreign vessels in Indonesian waters remains with the Indonesian Navy.

“In this maritime sector, we will regulate where is the position of foreign warships, where is the position of the KRI to conduct patrols,” said former Pangkogabwilhan I.

The regulation of the movement of foreign vessels in Indonesian waters is not just an initiative of the Indonesian Navy but has become an international agreement. United Nations on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982 Regulations state that foreign vessels which will pass through the territory of a coastal state other than the flag state must pay attention to and comply with the national rules and laws of the state coastal.

As an archipelagic country, Indonesia has transposed its international rights and obligations into its national legislation. Moreover, this Indonesian maritime security is governed by Law no. 6 of 1996 regarding Waters, Law no. 17 of 2008 regarding navigation and Law no. 32 of 2014 regarding maritime affairs.

Agenda for the G20 summit in Bali

The 17th G20 Summit in Bali will be held on November 15-16, 2022. The summit will be the culmination of the process and intensive efforts of the entire G20 workflow (ministerial-level meetings, working groups and task forces). engagement) during Indonesia’s one-year presidency. .

Indonesia’s theme for the G20 Presidency in 2022 is Recover Together, Recover Stronger. Through this theme, the Government wants to invite the whole world to work hand in hand, to support each other in order to recover together, and become stronger and more sustainable.

The top three priority issues raised at the meeting were global health architecture, sustainable energy transition, and digital and economic transformation.

The G20 is a forum for multilateral cooperation made up of 19 major countries and the European Union. The G20 represents more than 60% of the world’s population, 75% of world trade and 80% of world gross domestic product (GDP).

G20 members are South Africa, United States of America, Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Italy, Japan, Germany, Canada, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Russia, France, China and Turkey. and the European Union.

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