Widodo appoints two new ministers in minor reshuffle

Widodo appoints two new ministers in minor reshuffle

Nadiem Makarim (in front) has been appointed as the minister for education, culture, research and technology. (Rangga Pandu Asmara Jingga)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has appointed Nadiem Makarim as the minister for education, culture, research and technology and Bahlil Lahadalia as the investment minister in a minor reshuffle.

Makarim, who was previously the education and culture minister, took his oath of office at a swearing-in ceremony that took place at the State Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Lahadalia and Laksono Tri Handoko were also sworn in along with Makarim. Handoko will replace Bambang PS Brodjonegoro as the head of Indonesia's National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN).

Besides President Widodo, the ceremony was also attended by Vice President Ma'ruf Amin and several cabinet members, under the strict observance of health protocols.

Speaking to journalists after taking his oath of office, Makarim said he would do his best to improve the quality of research and innovation at Indonesian universities. (INE)

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