Information key to building trust in the G20 Presidency: official

Dissemination of information will generate positive public participation in Indonesia’s G20 Presidency

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The government must ensure that information about Indonesia’s G20 presidency permeates all spheres of society to build public trust and a positive response to Indonesia’s leadership of the international forum, an official from the ministry.

“We need to continue to get information out to the public, and we also need to translate terms that are considered alien or elitist into stories that everyone, including the general public, can understand,” the director general of news and information said. informatics of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics. Public communication, Usman Kansong, said during a virtual event on Friday.

Disseminating information about the G20 is vital to build public confidence and encourage a positive response among residents to the Indonesian presidency, he reiterated.

“Disclosure of information will generate positive public participation in Indonesia’s G20 Presidency,” the chief executive explained.

In accordance with Presidential Decision No. 18 of 2021, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology will be in charge of communication and media aspects for Indonesia’s G20 Presidency, which started last December and will end in November 2022, he informed.

Indonesia has identified three priority issues for its chairmanship of the cluster: global health architecture, economic transformation through digitalization and transition to sustainable energy resources, Kansong noted.

Indonesia’s decision to promote global health issues aims to encourage member states to seek responses to the challenges facing the global health sector during the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes the gap in availability of vaccines between major economies and poorer countries, the chief executive said.

Indonesia also believes that digital transformation would help the global economy recover from the economic downturn caused by the pandemic and transform the global economy in the future, he added.

Indonesia will also use the G20 platform to promote the transition from fossil energy resources to more sustainable energy sources, he said.

“We need to start the transition from fossil energy resources to renewable energy resources,” Kansong remarked.

The government has decided to use electric vehicles at G20 meetings to demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, he added.

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Jennifer C. Burleigh