Statement from the leaders of MIKTA | Mirage News
We, the leaders of Mexico, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Turkey and Australia (“MIKTA”) reaffirm our conviction and commitment to open societies, democratic values and multilateralism . As leaders of geographically, culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse nations, our commitment to democracy and our collaboration within the multilateral system are important.
MIKTA was established as an interregional grouping of G20 member countries in 2013, with the idea that by working together we could bridge the gaps between developed and developing countries and achieve consensus on issues that would be relevant for all regions. Arguably, this role has never been more important than it is now, in a world facing increasing geopolitical competition and strained by a global pandemic.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of life and continued suffering caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which is the most serious global health crisis of modern times – and a powerful reminder of the imperative of a strong multilateral system , responsive and efficient, in which our institutions are adequately empowered and endowed with the necessary resources to fulfill their mandates. We reaffirm that the challenges are interconnected and can only be met through reinvigorated multilateralism.
This is only the second time that MIKTA leaders have issued a joint statement – the first time at the high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, in 2020. Much has changed in the world since 2020, and MIKTA will continue its efforts to promote and support a multilateral system – with the United Nations at its heart – that is efficient, open and transparent and accountable to Member States.
The Honorable Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister, Australia (Chairman of MIKTA)
HE Ir H Joko Widodo, President, Indonesia
HE Mr. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President, Mexico
HE Mr. Moon Jae-in, President, Republic of Korea
HE Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President, Turkey