Indonesia calls on G20 to strengthen counterterrorism cooperation hinh anh 1Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi (Source: Reuter/VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi called on G20 member states to strengthen cooperation in fighting terrorism while addressing the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on May 22.

The G20 must demonstrate leadership and contribute to fighting terrorism to maintain global security and peace, she noted.

Marsudi told the ministers that terrorism posed a real threat. Lauding the solidarity among the G20 members following terrorist attacks in Indonesia, the minister proposed measures to counter terrorism as an integral part of discussions at the meeting.

Mentioning a series of bomb attacks in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city, last week, Marsudi said Indonesian authorities and police had worked quickly to identify and arrest suspected terrorists.

The G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting focused on multilateralism and the role of institutions in global governance and cyber security.

The delegates looked into the international geo-political landscape in the wake of tensions between some of the world’s powers. They agreed to continue enhancing cooperation in issues like terrorism and climate change.

During a retreat on May 21, the ministers discussed mechanisms towards equal and sustainable development at the global level, challenges regarding IT and cyber security, and changes of models in commerce and migration.-VNA