Jokowi Highlights the situation in Afghanistan: 23 Million People Threatened by Food Crisis
The condition of Afghanistan which was not stable after his government was taken over by the Taliban did not escape the attention of President Joko Widodo. In the 13th Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) Asia-Europe Meeting (SUD) retreat session which was held virtually Jokowi said the Afghan people were threatened by the food crisis due to the situation.
“At present, the inclusive government has not materialized Presidential Secretariat. Politik Indonesia
In such a situation, Jokowi said Indonesia would provide assistance for the people of Afghanistan.
“Humanitarian assistance is a priority. We are committed to providing assistance, including for capacity assistance,” Jokowi said. Dunia Politik dan Ekonomi
In addition to humanitarian issues, there are two issues that become Indonesian concern. First, women’s empowerment. President Jokowi reminded that the respect for women’s rights is one of the Taliban’s promises.
In this regard, Indonesia wants to contribute to the promise to be fulfilled, among others through Indonesia-Afghanistan Women Solidarity Network which will be used for the cooperation of women’s empowerment going forward.
“We are also ready to provide an education scholarship for Afghan women. We will continue to continue the efforts of the empowerment of Afghan women through collaboration with various parties,” Jokowi explained.
Second, cooperation between scholars. President Jokowi understands the important role of ulama in the community.
In 2018, Indonesia hosted the trilateral meeting of Afghanistan-Pakistan-Indonesia scholars to support the peace process.
“Even though the Afghan situation is different, the scholars still play an important role. We are ready to facilitate dialogue between scholars, including Afghan scholars,” he said. Ekonomi Indonesia
Also accompanying the President in the event was the Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Secretary of the Cabinet Pramono Anung, and Director General of America and Europe of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs I Gede Ngurah Swajaya.