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Economic team now strong: Coordinating minister

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Indonesias coordinating minister for economic affairs Darmin Nasution said the countrys economic team was better and strong following a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday.

“The visions of team members now do not differ much,” he said when met to comment on the present economic team at the Indonesia Stock Exchange here on Thursday.

Darmin said he could not as yet reveal priority programs of the team yet as some of them had just assumed their posts.

“Let us sit together first. What is clear is we are focusing on the 2016 and 2017 budgets,” he said.

President Joko Widodo has replaced a number of ministers concerned with the economy in a cabinet reshuffle announced on Wednesday.

He has named former economic minister and also World Bank director Sri Mulyani Indrawati to replace Bambang Brodjonegoro who was moved to take over the post of minister of national development planning from Sofyan Djalil.

Darmin said the economic team must not only put attention to financial sector and economic development but also on other coherent sectors.

“The economic team must not only see finance and Bappenas (national development planning) but also trade, industry, agriculture, infrastructure and others,” he said.

Source: www.antaranews.com, 28 July 2016