Jakarta (ANTARA) - House of Representatives (DPR RI) Speaker Puan Maharani echoed the parliament's readiness to organize the 2022 Annual Session following months of preparations on various aspects.

"(This) includes from the security aspect that has been readied optimally, as the annual session will be attended by the president, vice president, cabinet ministers, and ambassadors," Maharani stated after observing the progress in preparations for the 2022 Annual Session at the Parliament Complex here, Friday.

The Annual Session is a medium used by the government to notify the public directly about its work, thereby offering a broader understanding to the public on the manner in which the government implemented its policies in the past year, she explained.

The parliament is striving to strengthen national character by taking aspects of national culture as the decoration theme, Maharani remarked while adding that the kawung batik pattern of Yogyakarta will adorn the parliament building lobby during the session.

"We certainly make the decoration as attractive as possible yet modest. Since the annual session coincides with the Indonesian independence anniversary, we want (the event) to have a national nuance," the parliament speaker noted.

She revealed that all 575 legislators, 134 senators, the president and vice president, cabinet ministers, and heads of national institutions would attend the 2022 Annual Session.

Some 103 ambassadors, former presidents and vice presidents, and heads of political parties will also be invited to attend the session, she affirmed.

Maharani made assurance that strict health protocols will be enforced during the Annual Session, and invitees are required to undergo a COVID-19 PCR test before attending the event.

The 2022 Annual Session will comprise the MPR RI Annual Session, Joint DPR RI-DPD RI Session, and DPR RI Plenary Session on the State Budget for the 2023 fiscal year and its budget statement.

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