President Jokowi Tells Minister to Monitor Jamboree Contingent in S. Korea Amid Extreme Hot Weather
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has ordered related ministries to keep monitoring the condition of Indonesian contingent participating in the World Scout Jamboree 2023 in South Korea.
The event has received global attention due to the extreme weather that hit the country, forcing a number of participants to receive treatment at hospitals.
“I have ordered Ministry of Foreign Affairs and our Embassy to keep monitoring,” President Jokowi said in his press statement after inaugurating the Indonesia Arena in Gelora Bung Karno Sports Complex in Senayan area, Jakarta, Monday (08/07).
Based on the report, the President said that Indonesian contingent is in a good condition; yet, President Jokowi expressed hope that they would return to Indonesia immediately.
Previously in her press statement at the Merdeka Palace on Sunday (08/06), Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi ensured that the Indonesian scouts participating in the event are in good condition.
“I keep in touch with the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul and the Embassy staff sometimes visit the venue. According to the Embassy, our delegation consists of 1,500 participants. Alhamdulillah, most of them are in good condition,” Retno said.
“The challenge is enormous, especially amid the extreme hot weather. I keep monitoring regularly through our Embassy in Seoul. So, alhamdulillah, the scouts are in good condition,” she said.
The 2023 World Scout Jamboree is held in SaeManGeum, North Jeolla province, South Korea on 1 – 12 August 2023 with 43 thousand scouts from 150 countries participating. (FID/JW/UN)(AW/EP)