JAKARTA / GUTERRES ASEAN PRESSER

07-Sep-2023 00:03:38
UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters, "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, unity in diversity, is not only Indonesia's national motto. It is the key to forging a better future for all. We need cooperation on all fronts.” ASEAN SUMMIT HOST BROADCASTER
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STORY: JAKARTA / GUTERRES ASEAN PRESSER
TRR: 3:38
SOURCE: ASEAN SUMMIT HOST BROADCASTER
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 07 SEPTEMBER 2023, JAKARTA, INDOESIA
SHOTLIST
1.Various shots, Guterres arrive at the Summit
2.Wide shot, press conference room
3.SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
"Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, unity in diversity, is not only Indonesia's national motto. It is the key to forging a better future for all. We need cooperation on all fronts.”
4. Various shots, press conference room
5. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“T deal with growing inequalities and to deal with climate action, we need to reform the global financial architecture, making it truly representative of today's economic and political realities, and more responsive to the needs of developing countries.”
6. Various shots, press conference room
7. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“The first question of food security is a question of promoting more equality in the world and supporting developing countries and vulnerable populations to have access to the resources of the necessary, to be able to have access to food. Second, a lot needs to be done to increase the capacity of developing countries, especially those that are net importers of foods, to be able to respond to the needs of their own people and to be able to produce their own foods with increased productivity and increased quality. And then we need to do everything possible to solve some of the constraints that now exists at the level of the international trade architecture, and, namely, one of our main objectives is as you know, the establishment of the Black Sea initiative.”
8. Wide shot, press conference room
9. SOUNDBITE (English) António Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations:
“We remain very actively engaged and namely actively engaged in aspects related to the access of the Russian Federation to both financial markets and to different other aspects in order to facilitate its exports. And we believe that it's necessary to create a system of mutual guarantee. Guarantee that the Russian Federation is able, indeed, to overcome difficulties that still exists, even if many have been solved and, at the same time, guarantees that we that we will have the restoration of the Black Sea initiative.”
10. Wide shot, press conference room
STORYLINE
UN Secretary-General António Guterres told reporters, "Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, unity in diversity, is not only Indonesia's national motto. It is the key to forging a better future for all. We need cooperation on all fronts.”
During a press encounter at the ASEAN - UN Summit today (07 Sep), Guterres said, “Greater ambition is needed across the board, along with much greater support and resources.”

He continued, “to deal with growing inequalities and to deal with climate action, we need to reform the global financial architecture, making it truly representative of today's economic and political realities, and more responsive to the needs of developing countries.”

Asked about food insecurity, the UN chief said that first, it is a question of “promoting more equality in the world and supporting developing countries and vulnerable populations to have access to the resources of the necessary, to be able to have access to food.”

Second, Guterres continued “a lot needs to be done to increase the capacity of developing countries, especially those that are net importers of foods, to be able to respond to the needs of their own people and to be able to produce their own foods with increased productivity and increased quality.”

He further explained, “And then we need to do everything possible to solve some of the constraints that now exists at the level of the international trade architecture, and, namely, one of our main objectives is as you know, the establishment of the Black Sea initiative.”

Asked about the Black Sea initiative, the UN chief said that UN is deeply engaged in, not only returning to the Black Sea initiative, but also in implementing the Memorandum of Understanding with the Russian Federation.

Guterres continued, “We believe that it's necessary to create a system of mutual guarantee. Guarantee that the Russian Federation is able, indeed, to overcome difficulties that still exists, even if many have been solved and, at the same time, guarantees that we that we will have the restoration of the Black Sea initiative.”

On the sidelines of the meeting, the Secretary-General met with Anwar Ibrahim, the Prime Minister of Malaysia; Nanaia Mahuta, the Foreign Minister of New Zealand, and Li Qiang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China.
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