President Jokowi: Indonesia to Enters 10 Strongest Countries by 2030
Date 18 April 2018
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo asked all aspiring leaders to have resilience and optimism and put their trust in God by keep trying and never giving up.
The President added that there should be no room pessimism no matter how hard the trials faced by Indonesia as a big country.
We should not be pessimistic no matter how hard the trials, hurdles, and obstacles lie ahead of us. If there are people who spread pessimism and fear, just ignore them, President Jokowi said during his introductory remarks at the 58th anniversary of the Indonesian Islamic Student Movement (PMII) held at Sasana Budaya Ganesa, Bandung, West Java, Tuesday (17/4).
Therefore, the President called on the public to bring this country to a political culture filled with ethics that promote bring togetherness, not the ones that bring disintegration and insults at one another.
It is not Indonesian political culture. Indonesia’s political cultures are full of ethics, politeness, and courtesy, the President said.
The President also reminded that from the World Bank, McKenzies, and National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) calculations show that in 2030 Indonesia will be the top 10 countries with the strongest economy in the world.
If it continues to be smoothly like this, there is a possibility Indonesia can enter the top seven in the world. In 2045, it is estimated from that calculation we will be able to enter the top four of the world’s strongest economies, President Jokowi said.
Furthermore, President Jokowi also called on PMII cadres -who are the nation’s future leaders- to build strong optimism so that what is forecast by the World Bank, McKenzies, and Bappenas, can become a reality.
Also attending the event were Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Imam Nahrawi, Minister of Villages, Development of Underdeveloped Regions, and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo, Chief of the Indonesian National Police General Tito Karnavian, Chairman of the National Awakening Party (PKB) Muhaimin Iskandar, and West Java Governor Jabar Ahmad Heryawan. (PS/ES) (GWH/EP/Naster)