President Jokowi Receives Tony Blair at Merdeka Palace

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 19 Oktober 2022
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President Jokowi receives former British Prime Minister Tony Blair at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (10/19). (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/Muchlis Jr)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo received Advisory Board member of the New Capital of Nusantara (IKN) Tony Blair at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (10/19).

According to Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the meeting discussed the capital relocation. “The President asked Tony Blair and he also happened to offer to help promote this new capital internationally,” said Luhut.

Luhut also stated that Tony Blair suggested some promotional strategies. According to Tony Blair, the Government could promote by offering investment opportunities to several other countries, such as the Governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the People’s Republic of China (RRC), as well as several foreign companies in the Asian region.

Luhut added that in addition to foreign companies, domestic companies will also contribute to the development of IKN through investment.

“The domestic companies will work together to develop the IKN not only the development of the [physical] building but, according to the President, also its spirit,” he said.

Regarding last night’s event “Capital of Nusantara: New History, New Civilization”, Luhut stated that Tony Blair was very satisfied with the presentation including the President’s remarks and the invitation extended to potential investors. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (FI/MMB)

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