Biden ‘appoints’ Jokowi to be the main choice here, what’s the problem?

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is said to be the choice of United States (US) President Joe Biden. The leader of Uncle Sam, personally, invited Jokowi to attend the Global Covid-19 Summit in the midst of the UN meeting, Wednesday (22/9/2021) night.

“Jokowi is one of four world leaders personally selected by the American president Joe Biden to provide input on how we can immediately overcome the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin, in a statement, quoted Thursday (23/9). 2021).

Along with Jokowi on the occasion, there was also Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. The rest are UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WTO Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

During the meeting, Biden said there were at least three things world leaders should do now. Starting from a shared commitment to vaccination of all mankind, saving the earth’s citizens from death due to Covid-19, to preparing a global architecture for world health resilience.

This includes readiness for testing, tracking, to adding medical devices and drugs to deal with Covid-19. Including how the world’s health financing can be arranged better.

Meanwhile, Jokowi himself emphasized that the current world health system cannot be local. One country will be connected with another country.

Indonesia feels the need for a well-organized global health system architecture. This is the same with the world’s finances which are now very well organized.

Jokowi also asked for the establishment of a global mechanism for health resources, which can be accessed by all developing countries. This is important in case of health problems.

“Developing the same standard of health protocol,” said the Minister of Health again conveying the President’s remarks.

Quotes Worldometers Thursday morning, there were 230,823,466 citizens of the earth infected with Covid-19 since the outbreak began to spread at the end of 2019. World deaths have been recorded as many as 4,731,378.

Indonesia itself recorded a total of 4,198,678 cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic entered with 140,954 deaths. Currently, in contrast to a number of countries, the trend of Indonesia’s Covid-19 cases is sloping where yesterday there were only 2,720 new cases.

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