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President Joko Widodo Conveys Indonesia’s View on Addressing Terrorism at G20 Summit

President Joko Widodo Conveys Indonesia’s View on Addressing Terrorism at G20 Summit

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM –President Joko Widodo has conveyed the five views and efforts of the Indonesian government in overcoming and combating criminal acts of terrorism in front of the leaders of G20 member countries.

According to a press release from the Head of Media and Information Press Bureau of the President Secretariat Bey Machmudin received by Antara in Jakarta on Friday (7/7), the first thing that President Joko Widodo expressed was an appeal to G20 member countries to increase supervision of the flow of funds to the networks of radical and terrorist groups.

Indonesia, said the President, also appreciated the G20 country's support for Indonesia's membership process in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

"The second is with the capabilities of information technology, the G20 should be a driving force in counter-narrative deployment with an emphasis on moderation movement and the spread of peaceful and tolerant values," added the President.

President Joko Widodo also called on the G20 countries to be a driving force in the search for a root cause solution to the problem of terrorism arising from inequality and injustice by strengthening inclusive economic empowerment.

Meanwhile, the fourth thing that Jokowi conveys is an invitation to the G20 countries to develop cooperation in the field of intelligence exchange, the handling of foreign terrorist fighters or FTF and the development of capacity building.

The Head of State also conveyed how Indonesia handles terrorism through deradicalization program.

The President revealed the results through the effort, only 3 out of 560 former terrorist actors, or 0.53 percent wishing to take terrorism again.

"The two largest Islamic organizations in Indonesia, Muhammadiyah and Nahdlatul Ulama also play an important role in spreading peace and tolerant Islamic teachings," explained Jokowi.

To disseminate the message of peace, the government also works with social media users.

In addition, the President also introduced to the leaders of G20 member states that Indonesia is a compound country and the world's third largest democracy.

"Indonesia is a country with the largest Muslim population in the world and Indonesia is also the third largest democracy in the world," said President Jokowi.

With this unique and strategic position, the President said Indonesia is committed to being part of a global effort to combat terrorism and to spread peace and tolerance.

A number of officials who accompanied the President during the first session were Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and Head of BKPM Thomas Lembong.