Queen Maxima Meets Minister Darmin, and Discusses Indonesia's Financial Inclusion

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Tuesday, February 13 2018 - 23:00 IWST

Ratu Maxima bertemu Menko Darmin (ist)
Ratu Maxima bertemu Menko Darmin (ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution met Queen Maxima from Holland this afternoon. The arrival of Queen Maxima is a special envoy of the United Nations (UN) for Financial Inclusion.

Previously, Queen Maxima in the morning had met President Joko Widodo at the State Palace. The arrival of Queen Maxima agrees to see how the development of financial inclusion system that exist in Indonesia, according to its duty at UN.

"He came to check the discussion of exchanging thoughts and see the development of financial inclusion in Indonesia," Darmin said when met after meeting Queen Maxima in the Office of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Jakarta, Tuesday (13/2/2018).

Darmin told, in a meeting of approximately 1 hour that Queen Maxima asked many things, especially government policy in facilitating and multiplying public access to participate in system of financial inclusion.

"What we explain a lot, is more to government programs especially like school assistance, scholarships that all use the account, let alone KUR or PKH, non-cash assistance all that, we explain," said Darmin.

Darmin revealed that the problems faced by the government at this time is a matter of data, how big people who already have access to the bank by having an account.

"It's as far as the size of how many percentages in our society already have accounts and using accounts, but which we may still not explain in detail the developments," he said.

Darmin also said that in the meeting, Queen Maxima wants the government to further encourage the strengthening of data on public access to the existing financial inclusion system in Indonesia.

Darmin said, Queen Maxima apparently praised the financial inclusion program of Smart Laku or Non Office Finance Services in the framework of Inclusive Finance is one of the good programs. Financial inclusion can support community-based economic development while reducing poverty.

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