"When I was chief of the National Police, Mr President called me when the incidents occurred in Jayapura and Wamena. He was looking forward to visiting Wamena as soon as possible to meet with the local community. Since the situation was not conducive, we suggested he wait until the situation returned to normal. To create a conducive situation, we needed to take steps including strengthening security, upholding the law, reconciliation etc.," he said.
As law and order in Papua have returned to normal, President Jokowi will pay the first working visit to Papua and West Papua since he was sworn in as president on October 20, 2019.
"He wants to visit Papua as soon as possible particularly to visit Wamena and Jayapura and inaugurate Holtkamp Bridge. He is eager to visit Wamena to give the impression that the government cares for the situation there. I think he pays great attention to Papua," he said.
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