President Jokowi lauds Indonesian security personnel

President Jokowi lauds Indonesian security personnel

US President Barack Obama (left) greet President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) during the ASEAN - US Summit in California, USA, on Tuesday (February 16, 2016 ). (Reuters/Kevin Lamarque)

But, we remain vigilant against terror threats."
Sunnylands, California (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has commended Indonesian security personnel for having successfully curbed terror acts.

"I am also proud of the Indonesian security personnel," the head of state noted at a session on terrorism before leaders attending the US-ASEAN Summit here, Tuesday.

Jokowi was invited to be the first speaker at the special session on counterterrorism.

He acknowledged the sympathy and attention given by the United States and other ASEAN member countries following the terror attack in Jakarta on January 14, 2016.

In a relatively short period of time, the situation was brought under control, and life in Jakarta returned to normal, he pointed out.

"But, we remain vigilant against terror threats," the president added.

He emphasized the importance of moderation, peace, and tolerance during the session attended by President Barack Obama.
(Uu.F001/INE/KR-BSR/O001)

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