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Agus Harimurti Unveils The Yudhoyono Institute
Executive Director of The Yudhoyono Institute, Agus Harimurti Yodhoyono, at the Djakarta Theater Ballroom on Jalan MH. Thamrin, Jakarta, August 10, 2017. TEMPO/IRSYAN HASYIM
Friday, 11 August, 2017 | 11:30 WIB
Agus Harimurti Unveils The Yudhoyono Institute

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono unveiled The Yudhoyono Institute in Jakarta on Thursday, August 10. The first son of former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono holds the position of executive director of The Yudhoyono Institute.

In his address during the launch at Djakarta Theater Ballroom in Central Jakarta, Agus expressed his desire to build Indonesia’s future, particularly to achieve the so-called ‘Indonesia Emas’ (Golden Indonesia) by 2045.

“In 100 years of independence, we greatly hope that Indonesia will become a safe, peaceful, just, prosperous, advanced and dominant country,” said Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, also known as AHY.

Indonesia will become a respected country, according to Agus. “The world will become more and more competitive and a competition that is not maintained well will create dispute and fresh conflicts.”

Agus said that technological advancements could pose threats if not handled well. Moreover, the world is facing growing terrorist attacks, drug trade, human trafficking, and cyber-crimes.

“We have to adapt and transform our attitude and actions. Indonesia can achieve 2024 Indonesia Emas even though the path will not always be easy,” Agus said.

In his speech, Agus made reference to his meeting with President Joko Widodo on Thursday afternoon. Agus said that he asked for Jokowi’s blessing in relation to the unveiling of The Yudhoyono Insitute.

At the meeting, Jokowi gave his encouragement that The Yudhoyono Institute could make a positive contribution to the nation’s younger generations.

At the end of his speech, Agus Yudhoyono also named Indonesia’s achievements during his father’s administration. He said that the World Bank had projected the country to have the fourth highest GDP per capita in the world.

The Yudhoyono Institute was formed at the suggestion of Indonesia’s sixth president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY). Susilo expects The Institute to build on his contribution to the country during his 10-year tenure as president.

Also present at the launch of The Yudhoyono Institute were SBY, the children of former Indonesian presidents, Ambassadors of friendly countries, representatives of international agencies, politicians, academicians and former ministers who served during the Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono administration.

IRSYAN HASYIM



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