Manokwari, W Papua (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated public broadcaster TVRI’s West Papua station on Wednesday and said he expected it to serve as a credible source of positive information on Indonesia and regional developments in Papua.

TVRI’s presence, including its 30th station in West Papua province, would enable Indonesians across the archipelago to know of events and regional developments taking place in Papua, President Widodo said at the online inaugural ceremony.

“In return, through TVRI, Papuan communities will also be able to keep (themselves) informed about other Indonesian regions,” he noted.

At the inaugural event, held the same day Indonesians commemorated the Youth Pledge Day, President Jokowi also urged youths across the country to set aside their differences and strengthen national unity and cooperation for the sake of the nation's progress and development.

During Wednesday’s event, West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan inaugurated the TVRI office building, located in Arfai neighborhood of Manokwari, the capital of West Papua province. (INE)

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