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Jakarta Post

Retno retains her seat, vows to remain focused on economic diplomacy

  • Dian Septiari and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 23, 2019   /  07:59 pm
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The Indonesia Onward Cabinet after it was revealed on Wednesday. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

Retno Marsudi has been reappointed as Indonesia's top diplomat, with a doubling down of economic diplomacy her main goal for the next five years. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday inaugurated the 38 members of his new Cabinet, including Retno, who led Indonesia in securing seats on the United Nations Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council while she was serving during Jokowi's first term. “In the last five years, we tried our best in four priorities: protecting the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia and its interests, protecting Indonesian citizens, economic diplomacy and also our contribution to the region and the international stage,” Retno said in an interview with Kompas TV at the Presidential Palace complex after the Cabinet inauguration. For the next five years, she said she would keep the same priorities while expan...