RI to Strengthen Partnership with World Bank: Minister

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – World Bank president Jim Young Kim met with President Joko "Jokowi" the State Palace on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Accompanying Jokowi at the one-hour closed meeting were State Secretary Pratikno, Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro and Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto.

    “The World Bank is Indonesia’s partner,” Bambang told a press conference at the Presidential Office on Wednesday.

    To improve the partnership, Bambang explained, Jokowi has given instructions focusing on three areas: healthcare, particularly mothers’ health and children nutrition; business licensing reform, particularly to facilitate investments in Indonesia; and tourism development.

    According to Bambang, the World Bank has initiated a plan in line with the government’s program to jack up the number of foreign tourists to Indonesia, “which in turn will boost Indonesia’s economy in the macro level.”