Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Vice President Boediono and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in their meeting here on Tuesday discussed the Presidential Delivery Unit on Development Control and Supervision (UKP4).

"They had a long discussion on UKP4 - the presidential delivery unit -, because the idea of establishing the delivery unit came from Tony Blair, in the past it was the prime minister`s delivery unit," Dewi Fortuna Anwar, the Vice President`s deputy secretary in charge of political affairs, said after accompanying Boediono at the meeting with Blair.

In Blair`s view, the delivery unit was effective in boosting a change mechanism, while the bureaucracy was too slow in implementing change, Dewi said.

"He said indeed in the bureaucratic experiences, bureaucracy was good in managing the system, but rather incapable of conducting change. So, to carry out change, it is necessary to bring in new knowledge and skills from outside," Dewi added.

Boediono held a one-hour meeting with Tony Blair, who is visiting Indonesia in a private capacity.

During his stay in Indonesia, Tony Blair and his family would spend a few days in Bali, Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara Province) and East Nusa Tenggara Province, Dewi said.

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a former British Labor Party politician who served as prime minister of the United Kingdom from May 2, 1997 to June 27, 2007.

Since leaving Downing Street, Tony Blair has been serving as the Quartet Representative to the Middle East.

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