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  • 20 April 2017
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President Jokowi Asks Jambi to Immediately Develop Downstream Industry

President Jokowi chairs a Limited Meeting on the evaluation of the implementation of Jambi Province program at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Thursday (20/4). (Photo: PR/Jay)

President Jokowi chairs a Limited Meeting on the evaluation of the implementation of Jambi Province program at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Thursday (20/4). (Photo: PR/Jay)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said that we should be able to take advantage of economic growth momentum in Jambi which began to increase again in 2016. For the record, the economy in Jambi Province grew by 4.37 percent in 2016.

President Jokowi believes that in 2017 and in coming years, the economy in Jambi will be able to grow high sustainably. Based on the data he has, the economy in Jambi has been supported by agriculture, forestry, fishery, and trade sectors.

In order to support the productivity of the agriculture sector, the President requested all related parties to prepare the supporting infrastructures, including dam infrastructure, irrigation, seeds, fertilizers, and agricultural technology improvement.

  • 20 April 2017
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President Jokowi Asks Regional Government of Yogyakarta to Pay Attention to Services,Tourism, and Creative Industries

President Jokowi before leading a Limited Meeting on evaluation of the programs of DI Yogyakarta Province at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Thursday (20/4) (Photo: PR/Jay)

President Jokowi before leading a Limited Meeting on evaluation of the programs of DI Yogyakarta Province at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Thursday (20/4) (Photo: PR/Jay)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said that a region’s economic structure has different phases of transformation. Regions with rich natural resources should change their way. They should not only rely on raw material commodities. Instead, they can turn their eyes on processing industry.

In the meantime, regions that do not have abundant natural resources, for example Special Region of Yogyakarta, must focus on developing non natural resources industries, such as services and creative industries.“I believe, in the future, services and creative industries will also be able to make breakthroughs for the regional economy because these sectors rely on technology innovation,” the President said when delivering his introductory remarks at a Limited Meeting on Evaluation of the Implementation of National Strategic Projects and Priority Programs in Yogyakarta Province, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Thursday (20/4) afternoon.

  • 20 April 2017
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VP Mike Pence: Religions in Indonesia Unify the People

President Jokowi receives US Vice President Mike Pence at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta (20/4)

President Jokowi receives US Vice President Mike Pence at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta (20/4)

Vice President of the United States Michael Richard Pence or Mike Pence stated that President Donald Trump sent him to Indonesia as a sign of utmost appreciation of the United States over its strategic partnership with Indonesia.

According to Pence, as the second and third largest democratic countries in the world, the United States and Indonesia share many common values, including freedom, the rule of law, human rights, and religious diversity.

“The United States is proud to partner with Indonesia to promote and protect these values,” Mike Pence said in a joint press statement with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo when he, accompanied by his spouse Karen Pence, was visiting the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Thursday (20/4).

  • 20 April 2017
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President Jokowi Receives US Vice President

 

President Jokowi welcomes US Vice President Michael Richard Pence, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (20/4) (Photo: PR/Agung)

President Jokowi welcomes US Vice President Michael Richard Pence, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (20/4) (Photo: PR/Agung)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo, received Vice President of the United States Michael Richard Pence and his spouse Karen Pence, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Thursday (20/4), at around 10 a.m. Western Indonesian Time.

According to President Jokowi, this visit is also a meeting with the US’ new administration. Prior to the visit, the President has communicated with President Donald Trump since last January.

  • 19 April 2017
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President Jokowi Urges All to Accept Jakarta Governor-Elect

President Jokowi and Ibu Iriana Jokowi cast their votes in the Jakarta Runoff Election on Wednesday (19/4), at TPS IV Gambir. (Photo: BPMI)

President Jokowi and Ibu Iriana Jokowi cast their votes in the Jakarta Runoff Election on Wednesday (19/4), at TPS IV Gambir. (Photo: BPMI)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo believes the implementation of the 2017 gubernatorial runoff election to elect Jakarta Governor and Vice Governor will run smoothly. “The election will produce the best, reliable leader of DKI Jakarta,” the President told reporters after exercising his voting right at Polling Station (TPS) IV Kelurahan Gambir, Jln. Tanah Abang Timur No. 11, Central Jakarta, Wednesday (19/4) morning.

President Jokowi arrived at the TPS at around 10:40 am Western Indonesian Time (WIB), accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo and Minister of State Secretary Pratikno.

  • 18 April 2017
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Intensify Promotion of 2018 Asian Games: President Jokowi

President Jokowi, accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, leads a Limited Meeting on the Progress of the 2018 Asian Games Preparation on Tuesday (18/4), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

President Jokowi, accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, leads a Limited Meeting on the Progress of the 2018 Asian Games Preparation on Tuesday (18/4), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo asked all related parties to use the momentum of organization of the 2018 Asian Games to bring greatest benefits to the country’s interest. For that reason, President Jokowi asserted people not to think that infrastructures development, including venues for the games, athlete accommodations, and transportations are built only for the Asian Games.

“We build the infrastructures also for the benefits of our nation in the future, particularly in the field of sports,” President Jokowi said in his introductory remarks during a Limited Meeting on the Progress of the 2018 Asian Games Preparation on Tuesday (18/4), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta.

  • 17 April 2017
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Indonesia’s Exports in March 2017 Reaches US$14.59 Billion

17aprilThe National Statistics Agency (BPS) reported that Indonesia’s export values in March 2017 stood at US$14.59 billion, a 15.68 percent increase compared to the figure in February 2017, and a 23.55 percent increase compared to the figure in the same period last year.

“Cumulatively, Indonesia’s export values in the period of January-March 2017 reached US$40.61 billion or higher by 20.84 percent compared to that in the same period in 2016,” as quoted in a press release of the BPS on Monday (17/4).

From the total of US$14.59 billion export values, the Agency noted that non-oil and gas exports in March 2017 stood at US$13.11 billion, increasing by 14.86 percent compared to the outputs in February 2017 and by 24.03 percent compared to the figure in the same period last year.

  • 17 April 2017
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US Vice President Slated to Visit Indonesia: Cabinet Secretary

Cabinet Secretary answers reporters’ questions at the State Palace on Monday (17/4). (Foto: Public Relations Division/Rahmat).

Cabinet Secretary answers reporters’ questions at the State Palace on Monday (17/4). (Foto: Public Relations Division/Rahmat).

In a series of his visits to the Asia Pacific region, US Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to undertake a working visit to Indonesia on Thursday (20/4). Pence is also slated to meet Indonesian President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo for a bilateral talk, in addition to meet with Vice President Jusuf Kalla.

Speaking to reporters on Monday (17/4) at the Merdeka Palace, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said, “The main agenda (of Pence’s visit) is certainly related to the interests of both countries because this is his first visit to the Asia Pacific region and there are only four countries he visits: South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, and Australia.”

  • 17 April 2017
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President Jokowi Urges Jakarta Voters to Exercise their Rights

President Jokowi meets with Vice President, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, TNI Commander, Police Chief, and BIN Chief, on the veranda of the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (17/4) afternoon.

President Jokowi meets with Vice President, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, TNI Commander, Police Chief, and BIN Chief, on the veranda of the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (17/4) afternoon.

Two days ahead of the implementation of the Jakarta gubernatorial run-off election, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo met with Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, the Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI) Commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, the Indonesian National Police (Polri) Chief Gen. Tito Karnavian, and the State Intelligence Agency (BIN) Chief Gen. Budi Gunawan, on the veranda of the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (17/4) afternoon.

In a press statement at the end of the meeting, President Jokowi urged all Jakartans to exercise their political rights without any hesitation. President ensured the security aspect in Jakarta during regional election. “The right to vote is guaranteed by the Constitution to choose the Governor and Deputy Governor. I invite all citizens who have the rights to vote, to exercise their rights without any hesitation,” the President said.

  • 15 April 2017
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President Jokowi Inaugurates New Jakarta Grand Mosque

President Joko Widodo hits a bedug as marking the Inauguration of KH Hasyim Asy'ari Grand Mosque on Saturday (15/4), in Daan Mogot Street, West Jakarta

President Joko Widodo hits a bedug as marking the Inauguration of KH Hasyim Asy’ari Grand Mosque on Saturday (15/4), in Daan Mogot Street, West Jakarta

KH Hasyim Asy’ari Grand Mosque located on Daan Mogot Street, West Jakarta, which was inaugurated on Saturday (15/4), is a symbol of friendly and moderate Islam as well as becomes a pillar of diversity for both Indonesia in general and Jakarta in particular, according to President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo.

“KH Hasyim Asy’ari Grand Mosque is a proof of commitments of the Central Government and the Jakarta Provincial Government in appreciating the rights of Muslims to perform their religious services, as the main pillar of this country. The Government also gives its full support to the rights of citizens to embrace a religion and perform their religious services,” President Jokowi said in his remarks during the inauguration of the Mosque on Saturday (15/4).

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