President Jokowi, Communion of Churches Discuss Gov’t Outputs, Diversity

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 24 Agustus 2018
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President Jokowi meets Central Board of Leaders of the Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI), at the PGI office, Central Jakarta, Friday (24/8). (Photo: PR Division/ Jay)

President Jokowi meets Central Board of Leaders of the Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI), at the PGI office, Central Jakarta, Friday (24/8). (Photo: PR Division/ Jay)

After a meeting with Chairman of the Indonesian Catholics Bishops Conference (KWI) for silaturahmi (strengthening bonds), President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on the same day (24/8) visited the Central Board of Leaders of the Indonesian Communion of Churches (PGI) at the PGI office, Salemba, Central Jakarta.

Upon his arrival at 04.50 p.m. Western Indonesian Time (WIB), President Jokowi, accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, was welcomed by Chairwoman of PGI Rev. Dr. Henriette T. Hutabarat-Lebang and its board of management. Afterwards, they conducted a closed door meeting.

President Jokowi explained that during the meeting, he delivered working programs that have been and are being carried out by the Government. The President also raised the issue and challenges faced and will be faced by this country.

“I think that is all, because there are many who did not know things the Government has done, for example infrastructure development, who are the recipients of the Indonesian Health Card, and also regarding borders area and infrastructures developed within the areas. That is all points that I explained,” the President said.

The PGI, President Jokowi added, also expressed its appreciation to the Government, but the Communion gave several inputs to the Government as well.

“I admit that we are still far from perfect and there are many things to be evaluated and to be corrected,” the President said, adding that they also discussed issues of intolerance, diversity, and human rights during the meeting.

“I think this will be our reminder and tasks to be fulfilled in the future,” President Jokowi concluded.(FID/ES) (RAS/EP/Naster)

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