... we hope the people will stay calm while being alert as tomorrow we will celebrate Eid al-Fitr."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesia Tourism Minister Arief Yahya made assurance that tourist attractions across Indonesia are safe for post-fasting Lebaran holidaymakers despite the suicide bombing attack targeting the Surakarta Police Station in Solo, Central Java, on Tuesday morning.

"Despite the bombing incident, there are no signs of terrorism targeting tourist attractions across the country, and thus, both local and foreign tourists need not worry," the tourism minister remarked here on Tuesday.

Yahya reiterated that tourists should not harbor worries over the bomb attack as all attractions across the country will remain safe and conducive for the Lebaran holidaymakers this year.

Following the suicide bombing incident in Solo, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has appealed to people in the country to stay calm.

"I have coordinated, and the security personnel have been able to take control of the situation, and so, we hope the people will stay calm while being alert as tomorrow we will celebrate Eid al-Fitr," Jokowi stated at a press conference at the Hotel Grand Inna Muara in Padang, West Sumatra.

President Jokowi remarked that he had ordered National Police Chief General Badrodin Haiti to thoroughly investigate the network of the suicide bomber.

The president also urged the police to track down and arrest members of the network, adding that he would continue coordinating with the police to find the mastermind of the incident.

The head of state emphasized that the people need not fear terrorism.

"Again, we hope the people will stay calm and observe their final day of fasting solemnly," he affirmed.

President Jokowi said he would proceed with his plan to visit Solo and Yogyakarta on July 6-9.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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