Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), at the State Palace, here, Wednesday, installed Vice Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji as new chief of staff of the Indonesian Navy to succeed Admiral Ade Supandi, who retires in June 2018.

The head of state issued Presidential Decree No 43 TNI of 2018 on Dismissal and Appointment of Chief of Staff of the Navy. The decree was read out by Presidential Military Secretary Trisno Hendradi during the inauguration ceremony.

President Jokowi swore in Adji and promoted him to the post of admiral.

On the occasion, President Jokowi also installed Sunarto as new deputy chairman of the Supreme Court (MA) in charge of non-judicial affairs to succeed Suwardi.

The inauguration ceremony of the two high-ranking officials was attended by Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Chief of the Indonesian Defense Forces Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, National Police Chief General Tito Karnavian, and Chief of the Supreme Court (MA) Hatta Ali, among others.

Reported by Bayu Prasetyo

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