President Jokowi invites Church Council to discuss nationality

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has invited delegates from Council of Churches in Indonesia (PGI) to Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, to discuss nationality and national unity.

“PGI gives lots of attention to the problems regarding our national living, regarding how we preserve our diversity together and how we build Indonesia together,” Henriette Hutabarat, PGIs Head said at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Monday.

According to Henriette, the president also discussed the effort to preserve peace by building Pancasila values.

Meanwhile, PGIs General Secretary, Pastor Gomar Gultom, added that the president has also stated about infrastructure improvement, which could improve the prosperity of Papua.

“The infrastructure development currently underway is considered as an effort to boost Indonesias ability to compete with other countries around,” Gomar added.

During the meeting, Jokowi also extended investment invitation from the government to build the infrastructures because of national budget limitation.

According to PGI, the government has already taken the option towards national infrastructure development.

Meanwhile, amid the spread of hoaxes in social media, PGI has asked the government to inform people regarding the development.

“PGI has also delivered this message, so that whatever is being done so far, with this nations improvement, could be followed and continued by the president and not receive drawbacks from those who do not want this country to be better,” Gomar said.

Other than that, PGI has also stated their wish to the president regarding the government rule (Perppu) Number 2/2017 on Community Organization to make the application in a structured manner and without selfishness.

Source: Antara News