Jokowi’s ‘Charlie’s Angels’


Sri Mulyani with US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in Bali. — AP

INDONESIA could pride itself on carving out a piece of history after hosting the Group of 20 Leaders’ Summit in Bali earlier this month that saw members of the world’s 20 largest economies, against all odds, accept a declaration at the meeting’s conclusion.

While Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo reaped international plaudits for the success, the historic achievement has underlined the pivotal role of two women Cabinet ministers. Some of the male ministers involved in the summit tried to steal the show by issuing press statements, but they simply aimed to tell the public they had worked hard too.

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