Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono chaired a limited cabinet meeting at his office here on Thursday afternoon to discuss economic matters.

Present at the meeting which started at 2 pm were Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik, Coordinating Minister for Economy Hatta Rajasa, Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Agung Laksono, and Coordinating Minister of Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto, among others.

Vice President Boediono was also present at the meeting to discuss energy, geothermal and other related issues.

Before chairing the limited cabinet meeting, the president earlier on Thursday morning led funeral ceremony of Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih at San Diego Hills cemetery in Karawang, West Java

Endang passed away at Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital at 11.41 am on Wednesday after suffering from lung cancer for 18 months.

The health minister was diagnosed with that lethal disease in October 2010 and had underwent several medical treatments both at home and abroad since then.

In mid March Endang was admitted to Cipto Mangunukusumo hospital for further treatment but before noon on Wednesday she was pronounced dead.

Before burial, her body was kept at the house of mourning on Pendidikan street in Duren Sawit, East Jakarta, and was later taken to the health ministry building on Wednesday evening.

At the health ministry building on Thursday morning, Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Agung Laksono led a ceremony to hand over the Endang`s body from the family to the state.

After chairing the limited cabinet meeting, the head of state is also scheduled to receive Waisak committee at 4 in the afternoon.

Editor: Priyambodo RH
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