President Jokowi Chatted with 29 Students in Wellington
By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Monday, March 19 2018 - 16:00 IWST
Presiden Jokowi dan Mahasiswa di Selandia Baru (Foto SetPres)
INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo "chatted" and talked casually with 29 Indonesian students and students at Waterfront Wellington on Monday (19/3/2018).
Deputy for Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of President Bey Machmudin said the warm atmosphere was felt when President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) chatted casually with dozens of Indonesian students studying in the Kiwi country.
While talking casually, President and First Lady Iriana also walks with 29 students and students, of which 15 are from Papua.
President and First Lady Iriana walks from the hotel where she is staying in the CBD area of Wellington to Waterfront Wellington which is about 1 kilometer away.
Shortly after the walk, President and First Lady Iriana sat with the 29 students and students on one side of Waterfront, adjacent to Te Papa Museum.
In addition to students and students, also participated in the Indonesian community in New Zealand.
One of them is Marvijs Ajoomi, a lecturer from Papua with an interesting story that he told the President.
"I came from the age of 15 years, I cannot speak English at all, I am grateful to be given a chance, from high school, advanced S1, then S2, now teaching at one of the universities here," he said.
The President also received some suggestions from these students. One of them is that they ask that the 'employment opportunity' or employment opportunities for overseas graduates be expanded.
"Father if I may share, many of our younger brothers have finished, so maybe in the future if there is an opportunity for them to return and serve the country, maybe an 'employment opportunity' after they are done, because this investment should not be there just father, must be sustainable, "he continued with the applause of all students who participated.
On the occasion, the President listened and recorded the proposals.
In addition, the President explained that the government is currently building infrastructure in Papua.
"Building roads, bridges, airports, harbors so that the isolated areas are open," said the President.
Not only talk with the students, that morning the President also had time to " vlogging" and signed the car berplat number "JOKOWI".
The car belongs to Dedy Muardi, an Indonesian who originally came from Yogyakarta and has lived in Auckland since 2001.
Distance Auckland-Wellington is quite far away, about 10 hours away by car, do not dampen his steps to meet the Head of State.
In the casual conversation, President and Mrs. Iriana was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Political, Law and Security Affairs Wiranto, State Secretary Pratikno, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, and Indonesian Ambassador to New Zealand Tantowi Yahya.