President Jokowi Leads Limited Meeting on Natuna Economic Development
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Thursday (23/6) led a limited meeting discussing Natuna Islands Economic Potentials Development on KRI Imam Bonjol, an Indonesian Navy Warship which was patrolling in Natuna waters territory.
Natuna Islands are strategic areas that lie on Indonesia’s maritime borders with Malaysia, Vietnam, and Cambodia. The Islands are also the major shipping lanes in the world, particularly for ships bound for Hongkong, Japan, and Korea.
Before boarding on KRI Imam Bonjol, the President and his entourage on Thursday (23/6) left from Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta, for Ranai Air Force Base, Natuna Islands. From Ranai, the President then headed to Penagih Seaport to board a boat for KRI Imam Bonjol-383 which was patrolling in Natuna waters territory.
Upon his arrival, President Jokowi was welcomed by the ship’s commander Ali Setiandy in a ceremony.
Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti, Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI) Commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, Governor of Riau Islands Nurdin Basirun, Head of Maritime Security Board (Bakamla), and other officials also attended the limited meeting. (UN/ES (RAS/EP/YM/Naster)