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Time for President Jokowi to show his global leadership as Indonesia hosts G-20

President Joko Widodo told the world leaders that Indonesia would encourage joint efforts for global economic recovery. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - As Indonesia kicks off its maiden presidency of the high-profile Group of 20 (G-20) on Wednesday (Dec 1), the heat is on for President Joko Widodo to prove he is a force to be reckoned with, observers said.

Known to shy away from foreign policy, he had stepped out of his comfort zone last month to speak at the G-20 summit in Rome, and then at the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland.

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