President Jokowi: Pancasila is Fundamental in Facing Global Challenges

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 1 Juni 2023
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President Jokowi leads the Pancasila Day Ceremony at the National Monument (Monas) Complex, Jakarta, Thursday (06/01). (Photo by: PR/Oji)

Pancasila ideology plays an integral part in Indonesia’s success against global challenges, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.

“It is due to unity, hard work, and mutual cooperation that this nation has succeeded in tackling challenges and is gaining global trust. The foundation of all this is Pancasila’s ideology, the legacy of the first President of the Republic of Indonesia, Ir. Soekarno. The ideology that we must continue to uphold to strengthen the nation’s progress,” the President said in his mandate during Pancasila Day Ceremony at the National Monument (Monas) Complex, Jakarta, Thursday (06/01).

The President underlined that the Government continues to strive for fair and equitable development that requires continuity and sustainability.

“The personnel in the administration may change, but the struggle must not stop. Justice, equity, and welfare are what we want to realize through structural reforms, improving the quality of human resources, downstreaming industries, and development of the new capital of Nusantara. We aim to maximize the benefits of the country’s natural resources for the welfare of the people. We want people outside Java to also benefit significantly from the ongoing development,” he said.

As a big country, the President said, Indonesia must be able to be at par with other nations, collaborate with any country, and bridge differences in the world.

“This is Indonesia. Indonesia is Indonesia. No one can dictate us. No country can dictate to us. However, we are always ready to contribute to the world,” the President said.

The President also expressed belief that the Pancasila allows Indonesia’s leadership to be accepted and recognized by the world, proven by the country’s success in organizing international meetings such as the G20 Summit and the ASEAN Summit.

The President also said that tolerance, unity, and mutual cooperation are key to building a strong nation. Therefore, the President called on the Indonesian people to refuse extremism, identity politicization, and religious politicization.

“Let us welcome the 2024 general elections with maturity and joy by upholding the values of Pancasila, striving for an advanced Indonesia that is fair, prosperous, and dignified on the world stage,” he remarked. (TGH/UN) (FI/EP)

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