G20 Summit will be held in Osaka on June 28-29. On the previous day, I had a bilateral meeting with H.E. Luhut B. Panjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, and discussed environmental issues concerning the outcome of G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth. We welcomed the outcome of G20 Ministerial Meeting including the G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter and the progress of “ASEAN+3 Marine Plastic Debris Cooperative Action Initiative”, and we agreed to promote cooperation in the following three areas: Cooperation on waste to energy, cooperation on monitoring of marine litter, and cooperation within the ASEAN+3. We exchanged views on several bilateral environmental issues between the two countries. (For details, please refer to https://www.env.go.jp/press/106948.html)
Indonesia is now one of the leading countries in ASEAN to tackle these environmental and marine issues, and Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs H.E. Luhut B. Panjaitan is earnestly promoting necessary measures to cope with those issues mentioned above.
At the G20 Summit, the official communiqué of G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth will fully be reflected in the declaration of the G20 Summit which will be adopted by the G20 leaders on June 29. It is noted that the issue of marine plastic litter will be one of the major themes at the G20 Summit.