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Jakarta Post

RI aims to boost tourism, says Jokowi

  • Ina Parlina

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 16, 2015   /  12:19 pm

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Monday that tourism in the country would be boosted.'۬

Jokowi opened a limited Cabinet meeting with talk of "efforts to build a tourism brand for the country and to boost tourist visits.'۬'۬"

'€œGiven Indonesia'€™s tourist attractions are diverse when compared to neighboring countries, we should be able to do more [to attract tourists than our neighbors]," Jokowi said during the meeting at Bogor Place in West Java.'€¨'€¨

The meeting was attended by a number of ministers, including Coordinating Economic Minister Sofyan Djalil, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, Transportation Minister Ignasius Jonan, State-Owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. (***)

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