COORDINATING Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan ensured Indonesia’s readiness to host the 2022 G20 Summit series.

“At this meeting we want to ensure the smooth running of 182 activities in a series of G20 Summits in 2022 which will be held in various locations. For that, I ask for careful preparation in various aspects,” he said while chairing the Coordination Meeting for Event Organizing Support. The 2022 G20 presidency in Nusa Dua Bali, as quoted from a written statement in Jakarta, Thursday.

Luhut explained the follow-up directions to ensure the smooth implementation of the G20 Summit next year.

He asked the Ministry of State Secretariat (Kemensetneg), the Ministry of Communication and Information, the Ministry of Trade, the TNI and the Ministry of Health to make event service standards in each field that can be applied to a series of G20 activities.

“We are here to work as a team. We do it with good preparation, so the results will be good. Like when we held the IMF-WB Annual Meeting, all parties looked down on us, but we proved that this nation is a great nation that can solve its problems,” he stressed.

Luhut conveyed that all agencies and parties involved should be proud and work sincerely and not feel that the institution is the greatest, because the organization is a team work.

“I ask everyone present today not to just talk; everyone must set a target. Success in achieving the target is the measure of success later,” he added.

Regarding the implementation of the health protocol during the activity, Luhut requested that the Minister of Health be included in Presidential Decree No. 12 of 2021 concerning the National Committee for the Implementation of the Indonesian G20 Presidency in 2022.

Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin explained that his party was preparing written guidelines for the participants of the G20 Summit related to the implementation of health protocols, starting from the arrival of the participants, during the event, until the time of their return.

“We are coordinating so that there is a minimum standard of health services for each meeting to be carried out,” said Budi. [antaranews]