All Indonesian representatives urged to make elections successful

All Indonesian representatives urged to make elections successful

Foreign Affairs Minister Retno LP Marsudi in the annual press statement here on Wednesday (9/1/2019). (ANTARA News/Azis Kurmala)

Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - Foreign Affairs Minister Retno L. P. Marsudi has called on all Indonesian representatives overseas to work optimally for ensuring the success of the general election in 2019.

"I hope that all Indonesian representatives will work maximally to make the elections successful for overseas voters," Marsudi noted in her annual press statement here on Wednesday.

The minister reiterated that all diplomats should be neutral and uphold professionalism in conducting their duties in the political year.

The minister noted that each vote, including overseas ones, will determine the future of the country.

"I extend my praises to all diplomats and staff members in our representative offices, especially those in volatile areas, for their dedication and tireless work," she emphasized.

The General Election Commission has set the stages and schedule for the 2019 general elections to be held simultaneously on Apr 17.

Reporting by Azis Kurmala

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