"When (we have) already met and are close like this, we can feel that our officers are ready," Jokowi said.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said his safari visits to military and police headquarters this week was to ensure the officers loyalty to the state.

"In our state administration, I want to make sure that all are loyal to the state, to the Pancasila (state philosophy), to the Constitution (UUD 1945), to the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, and to our diversity," the Head of State said, while visiting the Headquarters of Indonesias Marine Corp in Cilandak, South Jakarta, on Friday.

During the direct meeting, he said he could feel the readiness of every officer of the Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) and the National Police (Polri) in protecting the integrality of NKRI.

"When (we have) already met and are close like this, we can feel that our officers are ready," Jokowi said.

The president toured several headquarters of the TNI and Polri, starting from the Headquarters of the Indonesian Army (TNI AD) on Monday, the National Police Headquarters on Tuesday, the Armys Special Force Command (Kopassus) Headquarter on Thursday, and the Headquarter of the Polices Mobile Brigade Corp on Friday morning.

He said he carried out the safari tours, because he had not visited TNI and Polri officers before as the Highest Commander of the TNI.

However, his visit to the Marine Corp Headquarters was his second visit. The first visit was when he served as the Jakarta Governor.

The Marine Corp, with 31 thousand officers, is the nations pride, he remarked.

The Marine Corp officers are always the unifying factors of plurality and diversity who never give up in protecting the unity of the NKRI, he added.

He said he wanted an orderly state where the majority protects the minority and the minority respects the majority.

They should protect each other, respect each other, and live in harmony, he said.

Jokowi was accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, TNI Chief Gatot Nurmantyo, Naval Chief of Staff Admiral Ade Supandi, Jakarta Military Command Chief Major General Teddy Lhaksmana, and Jakarta Police Chief Inspector General M Iriawan, during his visit to the Marine Corp Headquarters.(*)

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