President Jokowi Thanks TNI, Polri for Ensuring Security Ahead of Inauguration
Date 20 Oktober 2019
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo thanked the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), Indonesian National Police (Polri), and National Intelligence Agency (BIN) for working hard in maintaining stability and security, particularly before the presidential and vice presidential inauguration ceremony for the 2019-2024 term.
“Alhamdulillah, praise be to Allah, the inauguration proceeded smoothly and peacefully in solemn atmosphere,” President Jokowi said after the inauguration ceremony held at the People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR), at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Sunday (20/10).
The President also thanked state leaders’ visits in the inauguration ceremony, including Prime Minister of Malaysia Tun Mahathir Mohamad, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen, Prime Minister of Brunei Darussalam Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and King of Eswatini Mswati III.
“This is an example of strong bilateral ties (between Indonesia) with other countries. Thus, I would like to express my highest appreciation to all heads of state, heads of government, and also special envoys who attended this ceremony,” he added.
For the record, the President, is planning to hold a syukuran (gathering to express gratitude to God) with his volunteers at around 9 p.m. after he receives several state guests. Afterwards, he will have several other meetings. (FID/GUN/OJI/ES)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : M. Ersan Pamungkas