Global Economy Still Unpredictable: Joko Widodo Says


Bogor, West Java, MINA – President Joko Widodo pointed to uncertainty in the current global economy conditions, thereby making it difficult to predict and compute, Antara News reported.

“I think all regents here also sense the uncertainty in the global economy that is really difficult to compute,” Widodo remarked at the Presidential Palace of Bogor on Thursday.

Widodo, who was accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, stated that the government should deliver information related to economic growth.

“In terms of economic growth, we have to highlight the fact that the current global economy situation is still in a precarious position,” he added.

However, the head of state believes Indonesia should be grateful, as economic growth is still reaching some five percent.

“We should be grateful that our economy can still grow five percent. I think we should be grateful,” he remarked.

Other countries and also developed nations have experienced a drastic fall in economic growth.

“For instance, China’s economic growth fell from 11 or 10 percent to 6.5 percent,” he pointed out.

The head of state noted that the condition is a burden on the country.

“However, we want our economic growth to be good, so that our economic fundamentals and foundations become strong, whatever will be,” he conveyed.(T/RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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