Former UK PM, Masayoshi Son to Become Consultants in Capital Relocation Project

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 28 Februari 2020
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President Jokowi converses with Tony Blair and Masayoshi Son at Merdeka Palace backyard in Jakarta, Friday (28/2). (Photo: Agung/PR)

The Indonesian Government has announced that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and Korean-Japanese technology entrepreneur Masayoshi Son will be consultants for the Government’s capital relocation project.

The news was announced by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo when hosting the two figures at the Merdeka Palace, Friday (28/2).

“I welcomed Tony Blair and Masayoshi Son at the Palace to further talk about the capital relocation,” President Jokowi said.

According to the President, the collaboration is expected to draw the best result in building an environmentally-friendly capital.

In the meantime, Tony Blair expressed gratitude to be able in Indonesia to discuss about the issue.

“In my opinion, the capital relocation plan is an extraordinary vision from President Jokowi,” Tony said, adding that he is delighted to take part in the project.

For the record, Tony Blair served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He was also the founder and patron of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.

Meanwhile, other than an entrepreneur, Masayoshi Son is also an investor, a philanthropist, and founder as well as CEO of the Japanese holding company Softbank. (HIM/EN)

Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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