President Jokowi Invites S. Korea’s Companies to Introduce Latest Technology to Indonesia

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 10 September 2018
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President Jokowi attends Indoneisa-South Korea Business and Investment Forum, at Lotte Hotel, Seoul, on Monday (10/9). (Photo by: BPMI)

President Jokowi attends Indoneisa-South Korea Business and Investment Forum, at Lotte Hotel, Seoul, on Monday (10/9). (Photo by: BPMI)

Regarding the 4.0 Industrial Revolution, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo challenged South Korea’s companies to bring the latest technology to Indonesia, just like what South Korean technology giants Samsung and LG did with smartphone technology.

“I’d like to invite the South Korean business sector to do it again, bringing the latest technological developments to Indonesia. This time is the 4.0 technology,” the President said at the 2018 Indonesia-South Korea Business and Investment Forum, held at the Lotte Hotel, Seoul, Monday (10/9).

According to the President, the 4.0 Industrial Revolution in the next 12 years will not be much different from the smart phone revolution in the last 12 years. According to him, the smart phone revolution that began in the United States when iPhone was launched eleven years ago has been rapidly spreading from developed countries to developing countries.

In fact, the President went on to say, South Korean companies such as Samsung and LG are of particular importance in developing smartphone technology to developing countries, including to Indonesia.

On that occasion, the President also disclosed one of the Government programs “Making Indonesia 4.0” which was officially launched on 4 April 2018, adding that through this program, Indonesia will move quickly in embracing the technology of 4.0 Industrial Revolution.

Concluding his remarks, the President welcomed the new chapter of bilateral ties between the two Koreas. From the end of last year to this year, the President said he had witnessed a number of breakthroughs in the North Korean and South Korean ties. The President mentioned that during the Winter Olympics in Pyeong-Chang and the 18th Asian Games held a few weeks ago in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, athletes from both countries competed as a contingent under one flag.

“We are very pleased with the presence of His Excellency Prime Minister of South Korea and Honorable Deputy Prime Minister of North Korea in Jakarta during the 18th Asian Games opening ceremony, as well as the performance of K-Pop bands during the closing ceremony,” the President said.

Amidst global challenges, the President said that Indonesian and South Korean partnership is substantial. Therefore, the President invited South Korea to continue to promote the next phase of cooperation.

Gatchigab-sida. Ghamsahab-nida (Let’s move forward together. Thank you),” the President concluded.

Accompanying the President in the event were Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Head of the Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Lembong, Head of the Indonesian Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) Triawan Munaf, and Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea Umar Hadi. (RAH/DNS/ES) (MUR/EP/YM/Naster).

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