Golkar will award its highest distinction to Jusuf Kalla

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Golkar Party Chairman Airlangga Hartarto, together with the political parties elites visit senior Golkar Party politician Jusuf Kalla (JK) in Jakarta, Friday (26/10/2019). (photo: Golkar Media)

IO, Jakarta – Chairman of the Golkar Party Airlangga Hartar­to, together with several political elites of his party, visited the res­idence of senior Golkar figure Ju­suf Kalla (JK) in Jakarta, Friday (10/26/2019). Besides the Coor­dinating Minister for the Econ­omy, Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Minis­ter of Youth and Sports Zainuddin Amali and Deputy Speaker of the Parliament Aziz Syamsudin were also present. The chairman of Golkar Party Airlangga Hartarto is the Coordinating Minister for the Economy. On this occasion, the Golkar Party Central Board (DPP) proffered a special invitation to Ju­suf Kalla to be present at the 55th Golkar Anniversary to be held ear­ly this November.

Golkar will bestow its Award of the Highest Distinction to for­mer Golkar chairman Jusuf Kalla. Airlangga said that the award was given because Jusuf Kalla had delivered enormous service to the nation. “As a party cadre, with his position as Vice President in two different leadership periods, he succeeded in making an extraor­dinary contribution to the Indone­sian Nation,” he explained.

Airlangga hopes that the active role of Golkar Party cadres in sup­porting the progress of the nation also includes preparation to face the 2020 Regional elections. “With the cooperation of all party com­ponents, we can realize this noble determination,” he added.

There is a big challenge given by President Joko Widodo to the Golkar Party to succeed in the development of advancing Indo­nesia. “Golkar will oversee the Jokowi-Maruf Amin government in its quest to achieve economic progress,” said Airlangga.

Airlangga said the reason for President Jokowi to pair up the Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati with himself as Coordi­nating Minister for the Economy was that it would be the forefront of an Indonesian economic team. “This duet (Sri Mulyani and Air­langga) already understand each other. Already know each other what needs to be done when facing the pressures of uncertain global economic challenges, which are difficult to predict, so mutual un­derstanding is very important for our cabinet,” said Jokowi in the Presidential Palace complex. (Dan)