JAKARTADAILY.ID - Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati has reaffirmed her support for the programs of Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto in maintaining the sovereignty of the Republic of Indonesia.
She conveyed this commitment directly when she met with Defense Minister Prabowo on Thursday, April 7, 2022, and shared the news through her Instagram account @smindrawati.
At first, Sri wrote that she received a visit from Prabowo. On that occasion, the two then discussed various matters, especially geopolitical dynamics and the importance of improving Indonesia's defense and security.
"We discussed the challenges and dynamics of geopolitics and the importance of increasing Indonesia's resilience and defense," wrote Sri.
Furthermore, the Minister of Finance emphasized that she, as the state treasurer, will support the Ministry of Defense in enhancing Indonesia's defense and resilience capabilities.
"I also support the efforts of the Ministry of Defense and the TNI [Indonesian National Army] to continue to maintain and strengthen the unity and integrity of Indonesia based on Pancasila," she said.
The statement from Sri also received appreciation from netizens. For example, from @adetriyafiz.
"Roger, Madam. A sovereign country needs a strong, modern, and sturdy defense tool," wrote @adetriyafiz on the comment column for Sri's Instagram content about her meeting with Prabowo.
The same opinion was also conveyed by @hendrab919. He wrote, "That's great, madam. It is essential to modernize our defense equipment to the latest and most advanced to strengthen national defense and security."
Meanwhile, @iqbal.febriyansha joked about the possibility of Sri returning to become a minister if Prabowo stepped forward and won the 2024 presidential election.
"Madam, if the 2024 Presidential Election is won by Mr. Prabowo, I think you will be in the cabinet again. Haha," he wrote.
For your information, Defense Minister Prabowo is intensively modernizing and rejuvenating the primary weapon system (defense equipment). This step is done to carry out the Minimum Basic Strength mandate, which has been regulated by the government since 2007.
The modernization and rejuvenation were also carried out to fulfill the needs for Defense and Security Equipment of the Ministry of Defense and the TNI for 2020-2024.
The article was translated from Pikiran-Rakyat.com's article titled "Bicara Empat Mata dengan Prabowo, Sri Mulyani Sampaikan Dukungan untuk Menhan".
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