President Jokowi: A Leader Must Spread Optimism

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 7 April 2018
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President Jokowi attends the 2018 Konvensi Nasional Galang Kemajuan at Puri Begawan Ballroom, Bogor, West Java, Saturday (7/4). (Photo: PR/Anggun)

President Jokowi attends the 2018 Konvensi Nasional Galang Kemajuan at Puri Begawan Ballroom, Bogor, West Java, Saturday (7/4). (Photo: PR/Anggun)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo explained that if Indonesia is able to overcome obstacles, it will be a great and big country in terms of economy.

“There is no instant way to be a great country. We must go through many difficulties and hardships,” said President Jokowi when attending the 2018 Konvensi Nasional Galang Kemajuan (National Convention to Foster Progress) at Puri Begawan Ballroom, Bogor, West Java, Saturday (7/4).

According to the President, we must be resilient, durable, strive and must work hard. “Do not even have pessimistic mindset,” the President underlined.

“A leader must spread optimism and encourage people even though the challenge is hard and not easy,” continued President Jokowi.

“Therefore, Indonesian people could not just sit down and relax,” President Jokowi added.

More Mature

On that occasion, President Jokowi also expressed his gratitude because now Indonesian people are getting more mature and smarter to identify certain issues, whether it is a hoax or slander.

President Jokowi reminded that Indonesia still has massive homework. Therefore, the President conveyed a message to all participants of the Convention to monitor the quality of infrastructure development and distribution of Healthy Indonesia Card. This program has insured around 92 million people.

Accompanying President Jokowi on the occasion were Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, and Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko. (FID / ES) (STU/MMB/Naster)

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