ASIATODAY.ID, WASHINGTON – The world community needs to learn from Indonesia, which is united by diversity.
According to the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo (Jokowi), differences and diversity are actually gifts that can unite the Indonesian nation. In its management, Indonesia has the Pancasila ideology which is a guide in state life.
“In managing its diversity, Indonesia has guidelines, has an ideology, namely Pancasila, unity in diversity which inspires in every aspect of life, including national life,” said President Jokowi, when delivering a public lecture attended by nearly 500 academics and students at Gaston Hall, Gedung Healy, Georgetown University, Washington DC, United States, on Monday (13/11/2023).
President Jokowi continued, for Indonesia, differences that end in rivalry and competition between countries are normal. However, Jokowi emphasized the importance of managing these differences so as not to cause open conflict which could be triggered by regional instability.
“Communication, room for dialogue, collaboration, cooperation are the keys to achieving stability and peace both in the region and in the world,” he continued.
On this occasion, President Jokowi emphasized that Indonesia is open to building cooperation with all countries. Indonesia also stated that it does not side with any power except for peace and humanity.
President Jokowi also added that Indonesia’s chairmanship of the G20 and ASEAN was carried out in a divided world situation with very sharp rivalries and heated geopolitics.
Currently, according to President Jokowi, the world is facing humanitarian problems with the ongoing war in Russia-Ukraine and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict area.
Jokowi believes that global solidarity and leadership are the keys to getting out of prolonged humanitarian conflict.
“We all have a responsibility to maintain peace and we must fulfill this responsibility now,” he added. (AT Network)
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