President Jokowi Pushes Three Things at the APEC Summit

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, November 12 2017 - 14:00 IWST

Presiden Jokowi Hadiri KTT APEC di Vietnam (Foto Setkab)
Presiden Jokowi Hadiri KTT APEC di Vietnam (Foto Setkab)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Da Nang- President Joko Widodo encouraged three things to be done by the leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) members, namely the issue of inclusive development, the completion of "Bogor Goals" and the utilization of technological developments and innovation.

"If not repaired it will lead to a widespread of thought and protectionist movements and anti-globalization," said President Jokowi while attending the APEC Summit in Da Nang, Vietnam on Saturday (11/11/2017)

The data indicate an increase in welfare and poverty reduction in APEC, but development progress is still uneven, so inclusive development is important because it can benefit society in general.

"In addition, the current globalization process also results in chronic inequality of income due to unequal benefits of globalization," said President Jokowi.

Secondly, President Jokowi encouraged APEC to immediately complete the unfinished "Bogor Goals" agenda, since 23 years "Bogor Goals" have been the driving force for APEC cooperation.

"Bogor Goals reflects the importance of free and open trade and investment as well as the realization of economic growth and people's prosperity," the President added.

Finally, President Jokowi invites all APEC members to take advantage of technological developments and innovations in the vision after 2020. A number of anticipatory and adaptive steps must be undertaken by APEC to reduce the gap in development gaps.

"Encouraging regional economic integration, continuing structural reforms, resolving regulatory constraints, implementing productive growth strategies, realizing sustainable and equitable development, and reducing economic disparities," said President Jokowi.

President Jokowi also hopes APEC members can work together to strive for the APEC vision can produce real results and beneficial to the people around the world.

"The balance of pillars of liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment as well as economic and technical cooperation are a key to increase for success," the President said.

The President delivered these three points in a working lunch session with 20 other APEC member leaders. The leaders agreed to start the process post 2020. It also emphasized that APEC needs to continue to play the role of an incubator model for regional integration.

APEC leaders also shared the view that the focus of APEC cooperation is the people and business people so that the post-2020 APEC vision should be built on the basis of "Bogor Goals" and with the addition of an area of ​​cooperation as a result of the industrial revolution.

In closing, Viet Nam President, APEC Chair of 2017, asserted that APEC post 2020 should be aspiration, ambitious but also realizable.

The 2016 APEC theme is "Creating New Dynamics, Building a Common Future" will focus on several issues, including sustainable economy, regional integration, strengthening the competitiveness of small and medium-sized micro enterprises, climate change agricultural funds. (Ant)

News Comment

Today's Industry

Illustration of Fintech Application

Senin, 26 Oktober 2020 - 18:55 WIB

Need for Funds Increased due to Pandemic? This is the Solution!

AdaKami is a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending operator in Indonesia that provides loan facilities (credit) without collateral through an online application.

Ian Hall - Asia-Pacific Client Services Manager, at Synopsys Software Integrity Group

Senin, 26 Oktober 2020 - 11:00 WIB

4 Steps for CISOs to Improve Their Organisation’s Application Security Program

Synopsys recently published its annual BSIMM report, created to help organisations plan, execute, measure, and improve their software security initiatives

Friedhelm Best - Vice President Asia Pacific, HIMA (Photo by HIMA)

Jumat, 23 Oktober 2020 - 14:30 WIB

Farm & Food 4.0: How Technology Is Transforming an Industry

Digitization has affected different industries, and especially now, the food and farming industries as well.

Rena Chua, Bug Bounty Advisor at HackerOne (Photo by Linkedin)

Jumat, 23 Oktober 2020 - 11:35 WIB

3 Key Problems Security Professionals Have With Traditional Penetration Testing

Based on customer interviews, the study identifies 3 key problems with traditional pentesting solutions and evaluates the benefits of time-bound testing using ethical hackers.

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)

Jumat, 23 Oktober 2020 - 11:20 WIB

PATA Embarks On Governance Reorganisation

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has taken the bold move to make significant changes to the design of its organisational governance at the recent Board Meeting and Annual General Meeting…