"Our current goal is not only to escape the pandemic and to get through the crisis. We are taking measures to make a big leap by making the most of the momentum of the ongoing crisis," President Jokowi affirmed here Friday.
Addressing the People's Consultative Assembly's (MPR's) annual session and joint session of the House of Representatives (DPR) and Regional Representatives Council (DPD) here, the president believes the crisis presents a momentum for Indonesia to catch up.
The crisis has also driven Indonesia to forge ahead to make a major transformation by implementing grand strategies, President Jokowi stated.
"We must make the most of this crisis. We must simultaneously and concurrently capitalize on this momentum,” the head of state noted. “We must work towards making Indonesia stand at par with other countries. We must aspire to make our country an Advanced Indonesia," he added.
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