Were Able to Face Future Challenges, President Jokowi Says
Date 16 Agustus 2018
The celebration of the 73rd Anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence on Friday (8/17) is a momentum to recall the spirit of the unity of Indonesia that has been evidenced by the founding fathers of the nation, pioneers, and fighters in struggling for and maintaining independence, according to President Joko Jokowi Widodo
“At that time, children of the nation put aside political, tribal, and religious or group differences in order to realize Indonesias independence,” the President said in his remarks before the Annual Session of the Peoples Consultative Assembly (MPR RI) at the Nusantara Building, Jakarta, Thursday (8/16).
The President affirmed that differences are no barrier to our freedom fighters to unite. According to him, it is in unity they found a huge energy to move the entire nation to share their thoughts and mind for the struggle to gain a free Indonesia. Likewise, it is in unity they found solidarity, compassion, and the spirit of sharing among fellow countrymen-solidarity, caring, and sharing among fellow countrymen, in one nation, one language, and one Homeland, he added.
The President went to explain that after 73 years of independence, the Indonesian nation must continue to rejuvenate the spirit of independence fighters, to do concrete works to fulfill independence aspirations, and to create social justice for Indonesian people.
For this reason, the President invited all the people to revert to the spirit of Indonesias unity, the spirit of caring, and sharing with others regardless of tribes, religions, or groups.
If the Indonesian people want to stay united, sharing, and caring one another, the President is convinced that Indonesia is not only known by name or by charts or images of a chain of islands on the world map, but rather it will be a power respected by other nations in the world.
“I am optimistic that with the spirit of unity, caring, sharing with each other, and working closely together, we will able to face all challenges in the future to make achievement toward a bright and advanced Indonesia,” the President concluded. (GUN/DNA/AGG/OJI/ES) (MUR/EP/YM/Naster).