Megawati, Try Sutrisno Congratulate President Jokowi

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 21 Mei 2019
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President Jokowi receives Megawati and Try Sutrisno at the Merdeka Palace, Tuesday (21/5).

President Jokowi receives Megawati and Try Sutrisno at the Merdeka Palace, Tuesday (21/5).

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo on Tuesday (21/5) received Indonesian fifth President Megawati Soekarnoputri and Indonesian sixth Vice President Try Sutrisno at the Merdeka Palace.

“They both congratulated me for the KPU’s (the Indonesian General Elections Commission) announcement from (which stated) Jokowi and Ma’ruf Amin (as President and Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia for 2019-2024),” President Jokowi said.

President Jokowi also congratulated Megawati—who is also Chairman of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P)—for gaining the most votes in the legislative elections. “For a total of 19.33 percent,” he added.

On the occasion, Megawati said that both her and Try Sutrisno’s visit was indeed intended to be the first to congratulate the President for the election results.

Meanwhile, Try Sutrisno expressed hopes that in the second administration, President Jokowi could continue to build the nation and in the same time re-uniting the country after the election.

“If we unite we can be strong, but if we don’t unite it will weaken us and it is dangerous,” Try said.

Furthermore, the issue of order and security after the election was touched upon by journalists. However, the President dismissed the journalist’s concerns on post-election security by asserting that the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) are ready to maintain the order.

“We pray and hope that everything is safe,” President Jokowi said. (BPMI/EN)



Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Yuyu Mulyani

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