Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia After Opening Session of 2024 Indonesian Buddhist Students Association XII, March 28, 2024

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 28 Maret 2024
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Journalist

You said that the Government probably would have 61% shares of Freeport and you also had a meeting with Freeport CEO. What was the discussion about?

 

President Joko Widodo

The negotiations are still ongoing and we have also prepared the regulation. However, I am certain that we will get 61% shares.

Journalist

How challenging are the negotiations?

 

President Joko Widodo

Well, the negotiations must be challenging. The negotiations are demanding.

 

Journalist

Will copper export license be extended again?

 

President Joko Widodo

What?

 

Journalist

Will copper export license be extended again as requested?

 

President Joko Widodo

The negotiations must be completed. Then, we will take care of the other. One is not completed yet, that’s it ….

 

Journalist

Pak, how about the target to complete the discussion of Freeport negotiations? When is the target to complete it?

 

President Joko Widodo

The regulations must be soon completed. Then the negotiations will be finalized. However, I examined that the target would be before June, as soon as possible. No later than June.

 

Journalist

Pak, next week Eid homecoming will begin. What do you want to appeal to the public?

 

President Joko Widodo

Homecoming this year is an exodus that will be enormous given the number of travelers. The number increases 56 percent compared to that of last year. The total number of travelers returning home will be 190 million this year, more or less, this is from the survey.

Therefore, I urge people to return home early. If not, the family will be the one sent to return home so that everyone will be in a comfortable position when returning home this year. Because once again, it is not a small amount. 190 million is not a small amount. The increase is 56 percent, which is really big.

 

Journalist

Will you celebrate Eid in Jakarta or Solo? Where will you go for Eid?

President Joko Widodo

I’ll think about it later.

 

Journalist

You, as the President, are mentioned of doing abuse of power, during the Constitutional Court hearing.

 

President Joko Widodo

For what?

 

Journalist

For winning the Presidential election, Pak?

 

President Joko Widodo

Oh, I don’t want to comment on about Constitutional Court.

(GA/EP)

 

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