Indonesia’s Economy Still Grows Amidst Global Uncertainty: President Jokowi

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 5 Juli 2018
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President Jokowi takes photo with the Regents before a meeting at Garuda Room, Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java on Thursday (5/7). (Photo by: Oji/ Public Relations Division of Cabinet Secretariat.)

President Jokowi takes photo with the Regents before a meeting at Garuda Room, Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java on Thursday (5/7). (Photo by: Oji/ Public Relations Division of Cabinet Secretariat.)

Indonesia’s economy still grows by more than 5% despite a host of challenges faced by the global economy today, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

The President delivered the statement during a meeting with regents from several regions across Indonesia at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Thursday (5/7).

President Jokowi added that the regents must also feel that global economic uncertainty these days is hard to predict.

“I suppose we should be grateful that our economy can still grow more than 5 percent,” President Jokowi said, citing China’s economy growth as an example in which it continuously drops from 11%, to 10%, before dropping to 6.5 %.

“(This) is really a tough challenge,” President Jokowi said.

On that occasion, President Jokowi said that the meeting was convened in several batches to limit the participants so that the regents can freely convey problems they face in their respective regions.  The President also expressed his hope that the Central Government, provincial Government, and local Government can always be well coordinated in every policy.

Also present during the meeting was Minister of State Secretary Pratikno.

(FID/ES) (RI/EP/Naster)

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