Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia after Inspection to Seketeng Market, Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara Province, May 2, 2024

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 2 Mei 2024
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

We have checked earlier, prices are good and tend to go down. Like shallots, shallots here are already priced at Rp40 thousand (per kilogram), garlic is also priced at Rp40 thousand (per kilogram), chili pepper is priced at Rp50 thousand (per kilogram).

Journalists

(Question inaudible)

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Down, down, down. Chicken, egg, also down. But don’t let all the prices go down. For example, don’t let rice price decrease because such price decrease will have bad impact on the livelihood of farmers and breeders. This is a kind of balance that we have to maintain so that consumers and the public are happy but farmers and breeders are happy too. That’s what we have to maintain.

Journalists

(Question inaudible)

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

It’s definitely going down. That’s what we have to watch over.

Journalists

Where will you watch the match of Indonesian national soccer team, sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

I’ll watch it in my room.

Journalists

What are your hopes for the team, sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

They will win, God willing.

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