The Indonesian Ministry of Finance has canceled one of the series of G20 financial line events in Bali. The government will move it to Jakarta. This is due to the high spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. The Ministry of Finance Number has stated this cancellation through the letter-number S-3/G20.33/2022. And Secretary I of the G20 Meeting Implementation Committee (Logistics) Rudy Rahmaddi has signed it.
The comittee has cancelled the meeting agenda and move it Jakarta specifically for the 2nd Finance and Central Bank Deputies Meetings (FCBD) or the meeting of deputies and the 1st Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meetings (FMCBG). The activity is planned to be held in Nusa Dua on February 15-18, 2022.
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Reason for Meeting Cancellation
There are two reasons for the cancellation of the meeting. First, the Indonesian government considers the development of COVID-19 at the global and national levels. It is especially from the Omicron variant, which has a very high level of spread. Second, the results of the G20 delegates’ in-person survey. Therefore, it is hereby notified that the implementation of the 2nd FCBD and 1st FMCBG has been moved from Bali to Jakarta,” the letter said, quoted on Thursday (20/1/2022).
He has added, “With regard to the things above, the government has canceled the entire agenda for the 2nd FCBD and 1st FMCBG activities in Bali and the entire series of preparations as well”.
The Cancellation of the Meeting Agenda for G20 Makes the Balinese People Surprised
The Balinese people have surprised to hear the cancellation of this meeting agenda G20. This is because Bali’s tourism has been quiet since the pandemic broke out two years ago. It is known that the island’s economy is highly dependent on the tourism sector. Many tourism businesses have declined and even closed and this is very sad. They still really hope that the government opens the International border soon. So, Bali’s tourism will quickly back to normal.