Bisnis.comJAKARTA – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received the prestigious Global Citizen Award from the American think tank Atlantic Council.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia on Tuesday (20/09/2022), Jokowi said the award is dedicated to all Indonesians.
Jokowi was recognized for his leadership as G20 Chairman, for reducing the impact of war in Ukraine, and for his broad support in promoting the realization of human rights, democracy and a better global health architecture.
On the same occasion, WEF Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab praised Jokowi’s achievement as he was seen as capable of leading the Indonesian people as well as a leader who has a global outlook, promoting world peace and prosperity.
“It is an honor for me to present President Joko Widodo. Starting his career as a businessman, then becoming Mayor of Surakata, President Joko Widodo entered the political field to serve his people, to work with his people” , explained Klaus Schwab.
The reception of the award for President Jokowi was represented by Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs (Menlu) RI Retno Marsudi.
“President Joko Widodo is the embodiment of the spirit that Indonesia wants to project to the world, namely the paradigm of working together, building bridges and being part of the solution,” Retno said.
As we know, the Global Citizen Award is an annual event organized by the Atlantic Council on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Awards are given to personalities considered to be making a real contribution to the world.
Previously, a number of personalities received the award, namely Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, former South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
Besides Jokowi, the same prize was also awarded to Finnish President Sauli Niinistö, Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, as well as actor and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace and Forest Whittaker reconciliation.
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