President Jokowi: Political Stability, Security Vital for Countrys Development
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Thursday (16/5) expressed gratitude to the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) personnel for their hard work and dedication so that the simultaneous Legislative and Presidential Elections on 17 April run in a democratic, honest, fair, safe and peaceful manner.
I really appreciate the hard work, President Jokowi said at his remarks at the Iftar dinner with family members of the TNI/Polri and the public, at the National Monument (Monas) Field, Jakarta.
According to the President, political stability and security are absolute conditions for the development of the country. Both will not materialize if the TNI and Polri are not solid and united, he said.
Therefore, President Jokowi invited the TNI and Polri personnel to continue embracing all elements of society to drive away ideologies that violate the values of Pancasila state ideology and the constitution which could threaten the stability and integrity of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.
If all elements are solid and united, we can work together to develop the country. I can see the people are happy if the TNI and Polri are solid and united, he added.
Also attending the occasion were Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, Commander of the TNI Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, Chief of Polri General Tito Karnavian, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, and Habib Muhammad Lutfi bin Yahya. (MAY/RAH/ES)
Translated by: Galuh Wicaksono
Edited by: Muhardi