Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia During Inspection at Jembrana Weaving Center, Jembrana Regency, Bali Province, February 2, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 2 Februari 2023
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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

First of all, I’d like to express my gratitude and appreciation for the warm welcome from the community and Jembrana Regent during my first visit. I also praise the efforts made by the regent and the Governor of Bali in developing small-sized industries that produce tenun and songket.

The efforts will encourage creative industries, especially handicraft industry since the regional government has given a directive to officials/employees of the Government, private companies, and other institutions/organizations to wear Balinese traditional fabric every Tuesday. This will encourage local-based creative industries. I really appreciate it.

Journalist
What was on the agenda earlier at the Melaya Market?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Earlier at the people’s market, I checked the main prices that affect inflation, among others oil and rice. The oil prices remain under control in the range of Rp14-15 thousand. It is normal. There is only an upward trend in the price prices. The increase also affected inflation in January, including rice. That is why I constantly check the prices because all the regencies, cities, provinces, and the Central Government must control national inflation together.

Journalist
One more thing, Sir, regarding the meeting between Airlangga and Surya Paloh. Is it some kind of alliance interest or something like that, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Ah, that is political party business. When it comes to political affairs, it becomes the party’s business.

(RIF/EP)

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