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Indonesia asks S. Arabia to develop remote villages

Jakarta Post - December 28, 2015

Jakarta – Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Minister Marwan Jafar has asked Saudi Arabia to aid development in Indonesia's remote villages, to help improve welfare in the regions.

Marwan said that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had made development of the poor and underdeveloped regions a priority for his administration.

"According to the Nawa Cita [Jokowi's nine priority programs] and the vision of the villages ministry, we are expected to focus on village development and community empowerment," he said to Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to Indonesia Mustafa Ibrahim al-Mubarak during the latter's visit to the ministry last week, as quoted by tribunnews.com.

Marwan said that there were 1,900 villages listed in the government's development priority plan.

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/12/28/national-scene-ri-asks-s-arabia-develop-remote-villages.html