Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo on Saturday reiterated his determination to welcome the New Year with a commitment to ensure Indonesia’s further development following the successes achieved in 2022.

In tweets on his official Twitter account, @jokowi, the President said that 2022 provided valuable lessons to the nation so that it can continue to progress in 2023.

"What we must remember from 2022 that we will leave soon? A lot. Some are joyful, while some are less joyful. Everything happens successively to provide valuable lessons, as well as to strengthen and unite us," he added.

He said that Indonesia successfully brought the COVID-19 pandemic under control while maintaining a positive economic recovery.

Indonesia was successful in recording 5.72-percent year-on-year economic growth in the third quarter of 2022, an increase of 1.8 percent from the second quarter.

Meanwhile, on December 30, the President officially revoked the public activity restrictions (PPKM) policy that was issued to control the COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia. However, he emphasized that residents must remain vigilant as the pandemic is not yet over.

Continuing his thread, the President also highlighted Indonesia's successful G20 Presidency, which concluded with the G20 Summit in Bali on November 15–16.

In 2022, Indonesia was also endowed with political stability and security, and managed to maintain national development according to the plan, he said in his tweet.

The President also noted that Indonesia experienced several natural disasters in 2022, such as earthquakes and floods, which caused the loss of lives.

Concluding his thread, he urged the Indonesian people to face 2023 with the spirit of taking Indonesia forward.

"With all of those, we will leave 2022 and face 2023 with the spirit to bring Indonesia to moving forward," the President tweeted.

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