"We are still in the process of inventorizing our problems. I have collected data along with the deputy minister," he said in the yard of the Presidential Office in Jakarta on Thursday.
"Shopping or inventorizing problems is necessary to ensure that the ministry's policy can be implemented well," he said.
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In his opening address to a limited meeting on programs and activities in the political, legal and security fields earlier, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stressed the need for the government to make use of the budget in the defense sector to spur the development of the domestic strategic industry.
"It is also used to meet the minimum essential force that we have targeted," Jokowi said.
He said the defense budget should not be spent mainly on imported goods.
"Cooperation with state-owned companies and private companies should be continued. We want the existing products to be exported," he said.
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