President Jokowi able to build national unity: Kristiyanto

President Jokowi able to build national unity: Kristiyanto

President Joko Widodo. Foto ANTARA (Agus Salim)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), in his four years of leadership, has delivered several achievements and built national unity with popular spirit, according to Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI Perjuangan) Secretary General Hasto Kristiyanto.

"President Jokowi`s government has been able to deliver several achievements, especially in the acceleration of infrastructure development, to improve connectivity, accessibility, ease of mobilization, and the availability of power to leverage progress," Kristiyanto remarked here on Saturday.

He noted that from a cultural perspective, the acceleration of infrastructure development strengthens confidence, optimism, and Indonesia`s outstanding work culture.

Kristiyanto explained that the four-year journey of President Jokowi`s administration was quite dynamic.

At the start of the administration from 2014 to 2015, Kristiyanto noted that Jokowi`s government faced the Parliament`s deterrence, so the president and vice president at that time practically did not have a foothold in the leadership of the Indonesian House of Representatives and Board fittings.

"This deterrence lasted for almost a year, marked by sharp political dynamics and full of intrigue of power," Kristiyanto remarked, adding that in the heavy and hindering political situation in the House of Representatives at the time, it was proven that President Jokowi was able to embrace the parties and establish a belief in mutual cooperation with all components of the nation.

"In the four years of leadership, President Jokowi and Vice President Jusuf Kalla increasingly reaped various achievements," Kristiyanto noted.

He said the most important political developments during President Jokowi`s administration was to empower the people through the tradition of "blusukan", the Indonesia Healthy Card program, the Smart Indonesia Card, e-warung program, land certification for the people, and other popular programs.

Kristiyanto remarked that PDI Perjuangan further highlights the character and personality of the leaders as the dominant factor for the rise of national optimism.

According to Kristiyanto, President Jokowi`s leadership was genuine and sincere, so the people approached with high enthusiasm to convey the program`s proposal to their leaders.

Reporting by Riza Harahap
Editing by Otniel