President Jokowi Meets Indonesian Citizens in Timor Leste
Date 26 Januari 2016
At the end of his state visit in Timor Leste, President Joko Jokowi Widodo, along with First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi met with Indonesian Citizens living in Timor Leste.
Indonesian Citizens who gathered at the Indonesian Embassy in Dili were very delighted that President Jokowi and the First Lady were willing to make time to meet them.
Starting his remarks, President Jokowi said that the current development is no longer Java-centrism but it is now Indonesia-centrism.
The President also said that in the future, Indonesias border areas will be further developed.
I will go to Kupang in December. You can meet me there, the President said.
President Jokowi went on to say that development in border areas would not only be done in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) Province but also in other regions such as Entikong.
The next development program, the President added, starts from rural areas or villages.
Our priority is to develop areas in Eastern Indonesia, the President said.
He also said that he had just visited Nduga and he had instructed related ministries to build roads connecting Wamena and Nduga.
I take no for an answer. The road must be built. My order is to finish the road, the President firmly said.
After the meeting, President Jokowi returned to Jakarta on Tuesday (26/1) around 7.00 p.m. local time.
During the working visit, President Jokowi was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi, Head of National Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) Henry Bambang Soelistyo, and Head of National Archives of the Republic of Indonesia (ANRI) Mustari lrawan. (EN/ES) (RAS/EP/YM/Naster)