We Must Capitalize on High Economic Growth, People’s Trust to the Gov’t: President Jokowi

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 4 Agustus 2017
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President Jokowi opens the 1st National Leadership Meeting of the Hanura Party at the Stones Hotel in Kuta, Bali, Friday (4/8) (4/8). (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Oji)

President Jokowi opens the 1st National Leadership Meeting of the Hanura Party at the Stones Hotel in Kuta, Bali, Friday (4/8) (4/8). (Photo by: Public Relations Division/Oji)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that Indonesia currently has two very good momentums that have to be capitalized on, namely economic growth and the people’s trust to the Government. Indonesia’s economic growth, the President said, is higher than that of many other countries.

“We must capitalize on and make the most of such a momentum,” the President said in his remarks at the opening ceremony of the 1st National Leadership Meeting of the Hanura Party at the Stones Hotel in Kuta, Bali, Friday (4/8).

The second momentum, the President further said, is the people’s trust to the Government. “Based on a survey done by the Gallup World Poll and the OECD, Indonesia has the highest trust from the people compared to other countries,” the President said, adding that Indonesia gets 80 points along with Switzerland, followed by India and Luxembourg get 73.

“We must not be pessimistic because the international community looks up to us and envy our economic growth and the high trust given by the people to the Government,” the President said.

Therefore, President Jokowi called on the people not to be ‘trapped’ in pessimism that they themselves build. “What we should build is public optimism and people optimism so that in the future, we can stay optimistic,” the President said.

The meeting was also attended by Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto who is also the patron of the Hanura Party, Chairman of Hanura Party Osman Sapta Odang, and other political figures. (FID/OJI/ES(EP/YM/Naster) 

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