ASEAN Invites G7 to Accelerate Socio-Economic Recovery

ASEAN Invites G7 to Accelerate Socio-Economic Recovery

ASEAN encourages the Group of Seven (G7) to accelerate sustainable and inclusive socio-economic recovery for shared growth. This was stated by the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs (Menlu) Retno Marsudi while attending the ASEAN-G7 Foreign and Development Ministers Meeting virtually on Sunday (12/12) evening Jakarta time.

"At the first ASEAN-G7 meeting, the Secretary General of ASEAN emphasized the importance of multilateralism and the role of multilateral institutions in handling the pandemic. For this reason, ASEAN invites the G7 to work together to accelerate sustainable and inclusive socio-economic recovery for mutual growth," said Retno in a press briefing. virtual, Sunday.

Ummatimes - Retno said ASEAN also expressed her appreciation to ASEAN partners including G7 member countries in helping ASEAN member countries. Not only to overcome the current pandemic, but also to deal with future health emergencies.

Retno emphasized the strategic importance of the ASEAN and G7 partnership in overcoming the latest global challenges. He emphasized that for decades ASEAN has been a determinant of peace, stability and prosperity in the region. Meanwhile, the G7 has demonstrated global leadership in overcoming global challenges.

"And I emphasize the importance of cooperation on two things, namely efforts to overcome the pandemic and economic recovery," said Retno.

Efforts to overcome the pandemic are carried out not only on equal access to vaccines but also on the importance of building a stronger world health architecture. Regarding cooperation in accelerating economic recovery, Retno emphasized the importance of business mobility and secure global supply chains as well as the importance of developing an inclusive and sustainable global economic and financial architecture.

"The ASEAN-G7 partnership can be a good example of collaboration. And this kind of partnership is very much needed in building"

an inclusive, greener and sustainable world," said Retno.

The ASEAN-G7 meeting is the UK's initiative as chair of this year's G7. England carries the theme of a resilient, sustainable and inclusive economic recovery which is carried out in a hybrid or mixture of physical from Liverpool England and virtual. In addition to ASEAN, the UK also invited Australia, India, South Africa, South Korea, the African Union, and the European Union as guests at the meeting. All members of the G7 are ASEAN partners, including dialogue partners such as the UK, US, Japan and Canada, as well as development partners such as France, Germany and Italy.