PRESIDENT Joko Widodo (Jokowi) announced the 6 new ministers of the Advanced Indonesian Cabinet from the veranda of the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Tuesday (22/12).

“Ladies and gentlemen in this happy afternoon together with the Vice President want to announce the new ministers who will sit in the Forward Indonesia Cabinet, I will introduce them one by one,” said President Jokowi on the veranda of the Merdeka Palace.

President Joko Widodo then summoned 6 new ministers, all of whom wore white shirts and blue jackets.

“The first is Mrs. Tri Rismaharini, I think we all know that she is the Mayor of Surabaya and currently Tri Rismaharini’s mother will give her the responsibility to become Minister of Social Affairs,” said the President.

Then enter Sandiaga Uno. Then the second I would like to introduce Sandiaga Salahudin Uno, he used to be the Deputy Governor of DKI Jakarta and now we will give the responsibility to lead the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.

President continued that the third was Budi Gunawan Sadikin, then the third was Budi Gunadi Sadikin, he was previously the President Director of Bank Mandiri then became the President Director of PT Asahan Aluminum and finally the Deputy Minister of BUMN and now we give the responsibility to lead the Ministry of Health.

The fourth is Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, the fourth is Yaqut Cholil Qoumas he is a Muslim leader, Chairman of GP Ansor and we will give responsibility as Minister of Religion.

The fifth is in Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, the fifth is Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, he is currently serving as Deputy Minister of Defense and we will give the responsibility to become Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries.

Lastly is M Luthfi, lastly M Luthfi, he was previously the Minister of Trade, Ambassador to Japan and Ambassador of the United States, and now we ask to lead the Ministry of Trade,” said President Jokowi. The inauguration of the 6 new ministers will take place on Wednesday, 23rd. December 2020. [antaranews/photo special]