G20 DEWG: Delegates delighted with Indonesian batik, hospitality


International delegates attending the second G20 Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) meeting in Yogyakarta, which is being held from May 17–19, 2022, were charmed by Indonesian batik and the organizing committee’s hospitality.

Luciano Andrade, a delegate from Brazil, said that he was interested in batik since the Indonesian traditional cloth has high cultural value and several motifs, which are full of meaning.

The cloth is comfortable to use and the motifs are very beautiful, he remarked.

“While returning from Yogyakarta, I will bring batik for my family and friends in Brazil,” the delegate said, according to a statement released by the Communication and Informatics Ministry on Wednesday.

The cloth is suitable to be worn at the G20 DEWG event, Andrade said.

Meanwhile, the caretaker of a batik booth at the event, Kariya, said that 90 percent of the delegates were very interested in batik.

Some of them ordered the traditional cloth to take home as a souvenir.

“A number of foreign delegates from Brazil, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Japan, and the United States were very interested in batik,” Kariya informed.

Most of the foreign delegates enthusiastically enquired about the cloth since batik has unique and interesting motifs, the booth caretaker added.

“Almost all DEWG foreign delegates were impressed with batik,” Kariya said.

Meanwhile, Pietro Morandini, an Italian delegate, said that he was very impressed with the implementation of the meeting since it was executed well and the delegates received clear directions, which were conveyed in a friendly way.

The service helped the delegates become comfortable, he added.

Morandini and several of his colleagues are visiting Indonesia for the first time to attend the second G20 DEWG meeting. Hence, the comfortable situation made a deep impression on him.

He also highlighted the hospitality extended to each delegation.

The meeting is being conducted in a hybrid format, with delegates from Indonesia, the United States, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Britain, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the European Union joining in person.

Meanwhile, representatives from Canada, China, Mexico, South Africa, and Russia are attending the meeting virtually.

The forum is also being attended by representatives of two invited countries—Singapore and Cambodia—as well as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Source: Antara News