And I see both Singapore and Indonesia evolving a healthy social and economic symbiosis where we both progress and prosper together as close neighbors. All of these developments allow me to leave office with a very big smile.
Nusa Dua, bali, 29-8-2014
You would think that after more than 180 million deaths and so much hunger, disease and pain endured as a result of armed conflicts in the 20th century, humankind would renounce war forever. But no, we have not escaped its grip.
UN Headquarters, New York, AS, 25-9-2012
Interview & Column
Kantor Presiden, Jakarta, 23-2-2012
I keep consistently saying that managing diversity is not to be taken for granted. It is a real challenge for us, especially when we are knowing now, in our world, there is a tendency of the spread of radicalism across the globe. It means our diversity, on the one hand, is our richness. But, on the other hand, is our vulnerability.
Ruang 1582, Hotel Ayodya, Bali, 19-7-2011
Our economic development must be pro growth, pro job, pro poverty reduction and also pro environment. We have to achieve high and sustainable growth without destroying our environment. That’s our ideology, that’s our economic strategy.