Indonesia Must be Optimistic to Win Global Competition, President Jokowi Says

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 15 Juni 2016
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President Jokowi delivers a remarks in a communal fast-breaking with the heads of state institutions on Tuesday (14/6), at the State Palace, Jakarta

All Indonesians must be optimistic to win the global competition and become the winner in this fierce competition, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo says.

“I remind you all to never ever give up. To win the competition, we must build connectivity from Sabang to Merauke, scrap problems in bureaucracy and improve the quality of human resources,” President Jokowi said in his remarks during a communal fast-breaking with the heads of state institutions on Tuesday (14/6), at the State Palace, Jakarta.

The President added that during his working visit to several countries, he noticed global economic slowdown and some countries experienced negative economic growth.

“However, we must be grateful because Indonesia’s condition is not as bad as the condition of other countries. Therefore, in this holy month of Ramadan, Alhamdulillah, let us thank God together, strengthen our solidarity and cooperation in building the nation and state,” President Jokowi stated.

President Jokowi also hopes the gathering will strengthen the connection among the heads of state institutions, so they are able to share their experiences and find solutions to their weaknesses.

“Through hard work and cooperation, I believe Indonesia will become baldatun thoyyibatun wa robbun ghofur country, a prosperous country that is always blessed with Allah’s forgiveness.

Also attending the gathering were Speaker of People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) Zulkifli Hasan, Speaker of the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) Irman Gusman, Speaker of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR) Ade Komarudin, Chief of Supreme Court Muhammad Hatta Ali, Chairman of Judicial Commission Aidul Fitriciada, Chief of Constitutional Court Arief Hidayat, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Rizal Ramli, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, and Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki. (TKP/ES) (RAS/EP/YM/Naster)

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