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Accompanied by Erick Thohir to Sarinah, IMF Director Surprised to See Jakarta’s Progress | merdeka.com

Accompanied by Erick Thohir to Sarinah, IMF Director Surprised to See Jakarta’s Progress |  merdeka.com

Merdeka.com – The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva was amazed by the rapid development experienced Jakarta. He said this during a visit to Sarinah with the Minister of SOEs Erick Thohir and the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga UnoSunday (17/7).

After touring around Sarinah, he admitted that he was surprised to see the progress of Jakarta, which was widely supported by micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) like Sarinah.

“The last time I went to Jakarta was about 20 years ago. It turns out that Jakarta has changed a lot. It has an extraordinary place like Sarinah, which is home to many developing MSMEs,” said Georgieva at Sarinah Building, Jakarta, Sunday (17/7). .

MSMEs are also considered to be a big strength for Indonesia. According to him, Indonesia’s economy is still relatively strong compared to many other countries in the world today.

“Last year’s economic growth was still positive at 5 percent. Inflation is (currently) in the range of 4 percent, still lower than other countries in the world. Exports are also growing, especially for MSMEs,” he explained.

Georgieva who recently met with President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the Bogor Palace on Sunday (17/7) also praised RI 1 as an extraordinary figure. Not only being a leader for the country, but also for the G20 Presidency this year.

“I had the opportunity to meet President Jokowi, he is the best friend and a great leader for this country and also the G20,” said Kristalina.

Reporter: Maulandy Rizky Bayu Kencana

Source: Liputan6.com [idr]

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