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Jakarta Post

Queen Maxima urges rural financial inclusion

  • Agnes Anya and Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 14 2018   /  12:22 am

Inclusive: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo receives Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who is the United Nations secretary-general’s special advocate (UNSGSA) for financial inclusion, at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Tuesday. The President and the queen talked about how to accelerate Indonesia’s financial inclusion.(JP/Seto Wardhana)In a surprising move, Queen Maxima Zorreguite Cerrutia of the Netherlands stopped on Tuesday at a small meatball stall in Sabang, Central Jakarta, where she met with informal economy workers as part of her mission to promote financial inclusion.

Having arrived in Indonesia on Sunday, the United Nations secretary-general’s special advocate for inclusive finance for development wrapped up her work two days later by talking with ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers, a bakso (meatball) vendor and a housewife managing a financial social gathering. All of th...