Indonesia Invites G7 & G20 Countries to Overcome the Global Food Crisis


The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi), has been in Germany since yesterday to attend the G7 Summit conference. On this occasion, Jokowi encouraged the G7 and G20 countries to immediately seek solutions to the global food crisis.

Jokowi emphasized that the G7 and G20 countries need to make joint efforts to overcome the food crisis that currently threatens developing countries. This he conveyed when speaking at the German G7 Summit (Summit).

“The G7 and G20 have a big responsibility to overcome this food crisis. Let’s fulfill our responsibilities now and from now on,” said Jokowi, as quoted on Tuesday (28/6/2022).

Jokowi emphasized that food is the most basic human rights issue. Women from poor families certainly suffer the most from food shortages for their children and families.

“We must act quickly to find concrete solutions. Food production must be increased. The global food and fertilizer supply chain must return to normal,” he explained.

In his speech, Jokowi emphasized the importance of G7 countries’ support for the reintegration of Ukraine’s wheat exports and Russia’s exports of food and fertilizer commodities in global supply chains.

Furthermore, Jokowi explained that there are two ways to realize this. The first is that the facilitation of Ukraine’s grain exports can begin immediately. The second, namely proactive communication to the world public.

“This intensive communication needs to be carried out so that there is no prolonged doubt in the international public. This intensive communication also needs to be strengthened by communication to related parties such as banks, insurance, shipping, and others,” said Jokowi.

Furthermore, Jokowi also fulfilled his promise to discuss peace between Russia and Ukraine. He had held meetings with several state leaders and discussed the problems that occurred in Ukraine. One of them is French President Emmanuel Macron.

“We all understand that the situation is very complex, but we must continue striving for a peaceful settlement. If the war continues, the current food crisis will worsen,” said Jokowi.

When meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Jokowi also said the same thing. Jokowi said he was happy because India’s attitude towards the war was the same as Indonesia’s.

“I am glad that Indonesia and India have more or less the same position, among others, pressing for a peaceful settlement,” said Jokowi.