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Jokowi to Hold Bilateral Meetings on Sidelines of G20 Summit

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Wahyu Dwi Anggoro • 28 Juni 2019 14:01
Jakarta: President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo on Friday arrived in Osaka, Japan to participate in the 2019 G20 Summit with other world leaders.
 
"The President has previously announced main issues to be raised in the summit, including global economy and finance, particularly on trade and investment, the needs to speed up the development of the digital economy and artificial intelligence, and the issue of the quality of employment infrastructure and women’s empowerment," the Cabinet Secretary's Office said in a press statement released today.
 
According to the Cabinet Secretary's website, on the sidelines of the summit, President Jokowi is also slated to hold bilateral talks with among others President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-In and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping.

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Indonesia first became a member of the G20 in 2008. It is the only country in ASEAN to be included. This year's summit will be held for two days until Saturday.
 
The G20 comprises 19 countries — 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 US — and the European Union. The group members are Indonesia’s most important trading and economic partners.
 
Indonesia’s Trade Balance recorded a USD0.21 billion surplus in May 2019, reversing the USD2.28 billion deficit posted the month earlier. A non-oil and gas trade surplus together with a narrower oil and gas trade deficit were the main contributors to the surplus.
 
The non-oil and gas trade surplus stemmed from a growth surge of non-oil and gas exports coupled with flatter non-oil and gas imports. Meanwhile, the oil and gas trade deficit narrowed on increasing oil and gas exports along with decreasing oil and gas imports.
 

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