Developing Countries Can Realize Sustainable Development: Legislator

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Developing Countries Can Realize Sustainable Development: Legislator

Menteri PPN/Kepala Bappenas Bambang Brodjonegoro (kiri) menjadi pembicara saat Forum Parlemen Dunia 2017 di Nusa Dua, Bali, Kamis (7/9). Antara Foto/Wira Suryantala/nym/2017. (edm)

Nusa Dua (Antara Bali) - Developing countries can achieve sustainable development depending on the policy makers and their political direction, Heri Gunawan, a member of the House of Representatives, stated.

"All developing countries can realize sustainable development. To make this a reality, the government must take real steps for Indonesia`s development," Gunawan noted on the sidelines of the "World Parliament Forum on Sustainable Development" meeting in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Thursday.

He expressed hope that the World Parliament Forum on Sustainable Development would help to boost prosperity, narrow the gap, and alleviate poverty.

The World Parliament Forum, being held in Bali, is the aspiration of every country having diverse characteristics and keen on achieving a goal related to sustainable development, Gunawan remarked.

It was said that the World Parliament meeting, themed "Achieving the 2030 Agenda through Inclusive Development," is so precise that developing countries keen to get ahead must discuss and think from now on.

"Here, of course, not only physical but also human development is needed to realize sustainable development," he emphasized.

The two-day meeting of the World Parliamentary Forum was attended by 285 delegates from 48 parliaments of various countries, including Bhutan, Chile, Fiji, Ghana, India, Zimbabwe, Canada, Ecuador, Iran, Jordan, Mexico, Portugal, Qatar, South Korea, and Turkey, including 19 observers from the ASEAN Inter Parliamentary Assembly, United Nations Development Programme, European Union, and Migrant Care, among others. (WDY)
Editor: Edy M Yakub