Annual Speech

Indonesia should make huge leap for substantial progress: Jokowi

Indonesia should make huge leap for substantial progress: Jokowi

President Joko Widodo wearing the East Nusa Tenggara's traditional Sabu clothing addressing the People's Consultative Assembly's (MPR's) annual session at the Parliament Complex, Jakarta, on Friday (Aug 14, 2020). ANTARA PHOTO/Akbar Nugroho Gumay

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
Bogor, W Java (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) reiterated the significance of tackling Indonesia's fundamental problems and making a huge leap for registering significant progress amid the far-reaching impacts and implications of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"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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