Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia after the Opening of Gelar Batik Nusantara at Senayan Park, Central Jakarta, Special Capital Region of Jakarta, August 2, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 2 Agustus 2023
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Journalist

What is the Government’s strategy so that batik exports can reach US$400 million, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

I noted that there were new creations, colors, and designs. If our economy is sound, automatically our batik [industries] will also recover and rise.

Journalist

Is there a special strategy to increase batik exports, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

It depends on designers and new colors so it will not be monotonous. I think our batik is already used as carpets and interiors. Such innovations will strengthen the batik brand and rise it to a ready level.

Journalist

Yesterday you met with Pak Sandiaga, what did you talk about, Sir? And Pak Prabowo is also at the Palace, what did you talk about, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Tourism.

Journalist

Some said you discussed about politics, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

No. [We talked about] tourism. Four in the afternoon. Tourism.

Journalist

How about your meeting with Pak Prabowo, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

What?

Journalist

How about your meeting with Pak Prabowo?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

He reported his meeting with Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia.

Journalist

If I may ask, Sir. What is your thoughts on PT. Vale, Sir? Or on Pak Rocky Gerung’s statement…

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

It is a trivial matter. I’d better work, okay?

(GWH/MUR)

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