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2 Agenda for G20 Bali Summit Canceled on the Island of the Gods

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The Indonesian Ministry of Finance has cancelled 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 has stated this cancellation through the letter number S-3/G20.33/2022. Secretary I of the G20 Meeting Implementation Committee (Logistics), Rudy Rahmaddi, has signed it.

The committee has cancelled the meeting agenda and moved it to 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 canceling 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 spread level. 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 added, “With regard to the things above, the government has cancelled the entire agenda for the 2nd FCBD and 1st FMCBG activities in Bali and the entire series of preparations”.

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The Cancellation of the Meeting Agenda for G20 Makes the Balinese People Surprised

The Balinese people were surprised to hear this meeting agenda G20 cancellation. Bali’s tourism has been quiet since the pandemic broke out two years ago. The island’s economy is highly dependent on the tourism sector. Many tourism businesses have declined and even closed, which is very sad. They still really hope that the government opens the International border soon, so Bali’s tourism will quickly return to normal.

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