Remarks of President of the Republic of Indonesia At the 2023 Cendrawasih Bay Sail in Semau Coastal Area, Biak Numfor Regency, Papua Province, November 23, 2023

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 23 November 2023
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Assalamua’laikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuh.
Good morning, may prosperity be upon us all.
Shallom, Shallom,
Om Swastiwastu,
Namo Buddhaya,
Greetings of Virtue.

Distinguished Your Excellency, Ambassadors in attendance, Romanian Ambassador to Indonesia, Fiji’s Ambassador to Indonesia, Mozambique Ambassador to Indonesia,
Distinguished Ministers of the Onward Indonesia Cabinet, Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI), Chief of the Indonesian National Police (Polri) along with Chiefs of Staff, Army Chief of Staff (Kasad), Air Force Chief of Staff (Kasau), Navy Chief of Staff (Kasal),
Distinguished Governors, Regents, and Mayors, especially the host of the sports event Regent of Biak, all traditional leaders, all community leaders.

Ladies and Gentlemen, my fellow citizens, all the people of Papua, particularly those in Biak and its surrounding areas.

Esteemed Guests.

I am delighted to be here this morning in this stunning place. It’s remarkable to realize that two-thirds of Indonesia is covered by water. Two-thirds of Indonesia is an ocean that holds water. Therefore, at the peak of the Sail Teluk Cendrawasih 2023 event, we will introduce our maritime potential, our maritime potential, our tourism potential, our socio-cultural potential.

As Indonesia’s prominent gateway to the Pacific region, Papua boasts abundant natural resources, and Cendrawasih Bay is renowned for hosting the richest marine ecosystem in Indonesia, making it a paradise for coral reefs and marine life.

We hope that through Sail Teluk Cendrawasih, Papuan culture, dance, music, and local products can be showcased not only on a national scale but also on the international and global stages. This initiative aims to boost tourism, attract event creators, and spark investor interest, ultimately contributing to the advancement and prosperity of the land of Papua.

I urge this outstanding event be continued, fostering creativity, innovation, and community participation, with the active involvement of our MSMEs, ensuring that the people in Papua can reap the benefits even after the conclusion of this event.

I conclude my remarks on this auspicious occasion. And, I invite anyone present who can recite Pancasila to kindly raise their hand. For those prepared to perform the dance, please step forward. Yes, over here.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Come closer. Please introduce yourself.

Korina Wanma
Let me introduce myself, my name is Korina Wanma.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
From?

Korina Wanma
From Biak.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
From Biak. Minister of Investment, Mr. Bahlil mentioned earlier that there’s someone who can memorize and recite Pancasila. Can anyone of Chinese Serui descent raise their hand? Those who know Pancasila by heart, please come forward.

Please come forward, right here. Well, yes, over here. Begin by stating your name first.

Salome Rumaropen
Let me introduce myself, my name is Salome Rumaropen.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
What’s your name again?

Salome Rumaropen
Salome Rumaropen.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Salome Waropen?

Salome Rumaropen
Salome Rumaropen.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Oh, Salome Rumaropen, what a beautiful name. Now, who was that? Korina, please step forward first and recite Pancasila, number one.

Korina Wanma
Pancasila. First, belief in the One and Only God. Second, just and civilized humanity. Third, the unity of Indonesia. Fourth, democratic life led by wisdom of thoughts in deliberation amongst representatives of the people. Fifth, achieving social justice for all the people of Indonesia.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
Very clever. Next, Salome.

Salome Rumaropen
Pancasila. First, belief in the One and Only God. Second, just and civilized humanity. Third, the unity of Indonesia. Fourth, democratic life led by wisdom of thoughts in deliberation amongst representatives. Fifth, achieving social justice for all the people of Indonesia.

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)
I presented bicycles as gifts to both of them. Kindly return, as I didn’t bring a bicycle with me. Instead, the bicycle will be directly sent to your house. Please make a note of the address beforehand.

That concludes my remarks on this auspicious occasion. Thank you.

Wassalamua’laikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. May God bless us all. Thank you.

(RIF/MUR)

 

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