Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia was honored to welcome H.E. Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, the Minister of State of the French Republic at Bengkel Diplomasi for a public discussion on 29 November 2018. The discussion entitled “Anticipating the G20 Summit, the Case for Advancing Effective and Inclusive Multilateralism” was moderated by Dr. Dino Patti Djalal (Founder of FPCI). Minister Lemoyne was previously met Mr. Luhut Pandjaitan (the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs), Mr. Ignasius Jonan (Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources), Mr. Airlangga Hartarto (Minister of Industry), and visit the BMKG. The discussion held in FPCI was attended by experts and students whose interest are global affairs, particularly the multilateralism dynamics.
Minister Lemoyne opened his speech by stating that France and Indonesia are global powers and share the same vision of strong multilateralism. He further focused on the G20 Summit –held on 30 November-1 December 2018, which portray a multilateral cooperation. According to Minister Lemoyne, G20 must be supported with a focus on four issues: (a) Trade, in order to find a solution to current tensions and to address the growing influence of protectionists; (b) Climate, to remind the joint determination to step up the efforts, even in a format of 18; (c) Fight against terrorist financing; and (d) Fight against inequality. Minister Lemoyne then concluded his speech by emphasizing the partnership between Indonesia and the European Union, as the EU wish to have stronger political dialogue with Indonesia. He particularly underlined the partnership on security matters where two parties can realize a concrete cooperation to counter terrorism and radicalization.
The seminar concluded with Minister Lemoyne addressing questions from the moderator and audience about inequity and populism issues in global affairs, G20 and multilateralism, and the European Union management on the Brexit. Please find below the transcript of Minister Lemoyne’s speech.