TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Jokowi reportedly requested for Sri Mulyani to remain as Finance Minister in his second-term Cabinet dubbed the “working cabinet volume II” following a meeting between the two at the Merdeka Palace.
“[The President] tasked me to remain as Finance Minister and use the entire fiscal policies to assist other related ministries,” said Sri Mulyani on Tuesday, October 22.
She recalled the meeting had talked about the strategy that needs to establish a vast amount of job opportunities, develop SMEs, handle the country’s trade balance deficit, and boost Indonesia’s economic growth.
Sri Mulyani said that President Jokowi wants the finance ministry to produce fiscal policies as it would be an instrument to boost and assist the Coordinating Minister for Economy, the Minister of Industry, Trade Minister, and SMEs Minister.
Sri Mulyani was first appointed as Finance Minister in Jokowi’s first term presidency, replacing Bambang Brodjonegoro back in July of 2016.
AHMAD FAIZ IBNU SANI