President Jokowi Reveals Great Chances to Achieve 2045 Golden Indonesia
Indonesia has a great chance to achieve the 2045 Golden Indonesia vision and to be among top five global economies, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said.
He made the statement on his remarks at the Annual Session of the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) and the Joint Session of the House of Representative (DPR) and the Regional Representative Council (DPD) on the occasion of the 78th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia, at the Plenary Meeting Room, Nusantara Building, Senayan, Jakarta, Wednesday (08/16).
“We must make the most of the opportunities. We will be at a great loss if we missed it, because not every country has it and there’s no guarantee that we will have it once again,” the President said.
He also mentioned that the first chance is the demographic bonus that will peak in 2030s.
“Sixty eight percent of our population belongs to the productive age group. This is the key to improving our national productivity,” he added.
The second great chance is the current international trust in Indonesia. This trust, he continued, that has been built for a long time is not merely a gimmick or rhetoric. Instead, it demonstrates the role and the actual proof of Indonesia’s bravery in taking a stand.
“The momentum of Indonesia’s G20 Presidency, Chairmanship in ASEAN, consistency in upholding human rights, humanity, equality, as well as Indonesia’s success in facing the global crisis in the past three years, have leveraged and re-positioned Indonesia as a player in the global stage,” President Jokowi said.
Amid the global condition replete with volatility due to differences, he added, Indonesia with her Pancasila, harmonious diversity, and democratic principle is able to create space for dialog, become a meeting point, and bridge the existing differences.
“Australian think tank Lowy Institute stated that Indonesia is a middle power in Asia with a diplomatic clout that is significantly on the rise. And, Indonesia belongs to one out of the six Asian countries that has seen an increase in comprehensive power,” he stated.
The trust given to Indonesia, he added, is pivotal to Indonesian diplomacy in the international world.
“With a high level of international trust, our credibility will be even more acknowledged and our sovereignty will be even more respected. Indonesia’s voice will be heard, making it easier for us to negotiate,” he emphasized. (DND/TGH/ MAY/FID/UN) (EST/MMB)