UK Minister of State for Asia visits Indonesia, here’s the agenda

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TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The United Kingdom The Minister of State for Asia, Energy, Climate and Environment of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development (FCDO) will visit Indonesia on October 22-24, 2022.

He is scheduled to meet the Minister for the Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar, to discuss bilateral cooperation between the UK and Indonesia on climate and the environment, in particular the forestry sector and sustainable land use (FOLU). .

“I look forward to meeting with Minister Nurbaya to discuss how we can advance our collaboration with Indonesia on climate change, biodiversity, the environment and low carbon development,” Zac Goldsmith said in a press release on Saturday, October 22, 2022.

Additionally, on several scheduled agendas, Goldsmith will meet with senior officials from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss the UK-Indonesia roadmap.

“With the Foreign Office, I will discuss the UK-Indonesia roadmap, which underlines the importance of the bilateral relationship between our countries,” he said.

He will also meet ASEAN Secretary General Dato Lim Jock Hoi to underline the UK’s commitment to the Dialogue Partner relationship with ASEAN, following the recent approval of the ASEAN/UK Action Plan, that will strengthen security ties, deepen economic partnerships, and build resilience to challenges like climate change.

“As the UK is a dialogue partner for ASEAN, I will be meeting with Secretary General Dato Lim Jock Hoi. Our partnership with ASEAN is at the core of our presence in the Indo-Pacific and I am committed to strengthening this relationship,” said. he said he.

Indonesia’s status as chair of the G20 this year, as well as its size and resources, position it as an important country to spur global action to address climate change.

“This is my first official visit to Indonesia as Minister for Asia, Energy, Climate and Environment. With Indonesia holding the G20 Presidency this year, they play a leading role in ensuring that all commitments set out in the G20 agenda are met, including the energy transition, as we strive to address the greatest impacts of climate change and maintain the goal temperature of the Paris Agreement within reach. .”

Indonesia has the third largest area of ​​tropical forest in the world, vital for the livelihood of millions of people and for absorbing greenhouse gas emissions. the United Kingdom welcomed Indonesian leadership at COP26, including President Joko Widodo speaking at the World Leaders Summit event on forestry and land use.

Goldsmith praises IndonesiaIndonesia’s international leadership on climate and environmental issues, including the ambitious Net Sink 2030 Operational Plan and Indonesia’s targets and the establishment of the new SVLK timber standard, which seeks to ensure that Indonesian timber is legal and sustainable.

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