President: Airlangga is a figure who really understands and controls the industrial sectors

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Wednesday, January 17 2018 - 21:45 IWST

Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartanto (Center)
Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartanto (Center) - Jakarta - President Joko Widodo hinted that he will not remove Airlangga Hartarto's post as Minister of Industry even though Airlangga is currently the Chairman of Golkar Party.

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) after inaugurating state officials at the State Palace here on Wednesday, said Airlangga Hartarto had been a minister before being elected as Golkar Chairman on December 14, 2017 to replace Setya Novanto.

"We know yes this Pak Airlangga is already inside the minister, it's just how much, just one year stay is practically this us. If put a new person, this learns the most baseball six months, if baseball can quickly a year to master it , "said President to the media crew, Wednesday (17/1/2018)

Former Solo Mayor also considered Airlangga as a figure who really understand and control the industrial sector.

"And we see and indeed in the Ministry of Industry Mr. Airlangga really mastering and understand well related to the macro, macro concept of industry in our country, preparing what the future downstream industry strategy," he said.

Therefore, the President does not want an unproductive time lag if the position is replaced by others because of the issue of banning double positions.

"Do not stay this time we change and the new can learn, can learn more, this ministry is also not easy," he said.

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