Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) greeted fishermen in Pajukukang, Maros District, South Sulawesi Province, and heeded to their aspirations during his work visit, Wednesday.

On the occasion, the head of state said he was keen to know about the problems riddling the local fishermen.

"Yes, we (the government), want to see the problems that the fishermen are currently facing. Some problems still remain, such as those regarding permits acquisition, conflict between fishermen from different regions, and also inadequate fishing gears and equipment," Jokowi noted in a statement witnessed online from Jakarta, Wednesday.

The head of state claimed to have heeded to several aspirations and promised to immediately find solutions.

"The aspirations are minor, but we need to find the solutions. They (fishermen) conveyed their requests and complaints which I consider as minor ones, but of course, we need to find the solutions," Jokowi explained.

President Jokowi also spoke of having ordered his subordinates to provide ease to fishermen keen to acquire permits.

Meanwhile, speaking in connection with the conflicts between fishermen from different regions, Jokowi will urge the regional police to provide an understanding that all fishermen are brothers to prevent any unnecessary friction and clashes.

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