The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi) explained that the world situation is increasingly complicated and uncertain. According to him, many countries are heading towards a period of crisis. The recovery process is still difficult and long.
This was emphasized by Jokowi when giving directions to businessmen who are members of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) at Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, East Jakarta, Tuesday (23/8/2022).
According to Jokowi, the recovery process around the world will take a long time and become increasingly uncertain.
The world is currently hit by various kinds of crises. Starting from the energy crisis, and food crisis, to the financial crisis triggered by the war that occurred between Russia and Ukraine in recent months.
Jokowi even received leaked information from several international institutions that this situation would cause several countries to collapse. It is now estimated that the number of countries that will fall is projected to be greater than before.
“In the past, for example, it was estimated that international institutions from 9 countries would collapse, add 25, add 43, lastly 66 countries’ economies would collapse. One by one, we have started. This is what we are facing now,” he said.
“Health crisis, food crisis, energy crisis, and financial crisis, it’s not easy. Food alone is terrible,” he explained.
President Jokowi then told about how to visit a few months ago to Ukraine and Russia.
Initially, President Jokowi hoped that his presence could be a dialogue room for Russia and Ukraine, which were in conflict, but the facts on the ground did not allow it.
“When I went to Ukraine and then to Russia I met President Zelensky and for an hour and a half, I spoke. With President Putin, I spoke for two and a half hours. I see, I actually want a space for dialogue, but I see it is difficult on the ground,” said Jokowi.
“To bring together in a dialogue space between President Putin and President Zelenskiy so that I turn at that time when it comes to the food crisis, I want to talk about this.”
Furthermore, Jokowi invites entrepreneurs who are members of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) to take advantage of opportunities in the food sector. This opportunity is open amid the threat of a food crisis due to global economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.
“In any difficult condition, in any difficult situation there will be opportunities, and those who can take advantage of that opportunity are entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, ladies and gentlemen, nothing else,” he said.