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President Jokowi spotlights maritime development at OOC

  • The Jakarta Post

Nusa Dua, Bali   /   Tue, October 30 2018   /  12:38 am
Dynamic duo: Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (right) and Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti speak to the audience during the opening of the fifth Our Ocean Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Monday. The event will run until Tuesday.(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)(right) and Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti speak to the audience during the opening of the fifth Our Ocean Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Monday. The event will run until Tuesday.(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)

Dynamic duo: Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (right) and Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti speak to the audience during the opening of the fifth Our Ocean Conference in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Monday. The event will run until Tuesday.(JP/Zul Trio Anggono)Some two weeks after he addressed the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group Annual Meetings on Oct. 12 in Bali, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo returned to the island on Monday to open
the 2018 Our Ocean Conference (OOC).

The atmosphere, however, was gloomy due to the Lion Air JT610 tragedy, which had occurred only a few hours before the opening ceremony. In fact, the start of the conference was delayed for about an hour because the President had chosen to deal with early updates of the crash.

His arrival at the OOC was greeted by Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Luhut Panjait...