Indonesian president ends national high-profile official meeting

18:43, August 06, 2010      

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Friday called on regional leaders to avoid mistakes in drafting development budget for their regions, local media reported.

Yudhoyono made the appeal at the closing ceremony of the two-day Third National Working Meeting, held at Bogor presidential palace, West Java.

"You must not make mistakes in preparing regional budgets, not abusing the decentralization system in terms of political, legal, security and people's welfare," the president told governors, who attended the meeting.

The meeting discussed four main agendas, namely the country's macro economic conditions, acceleration of State Budget funds absorption, the State Budget, and regional budgets.

The closing ceremony was attended by the country's senior officials, among others all cabinet ministers, governors, members of the Presidential Advisory Council, and president directors of state enterprises.

The meeting, that kicked off on Thursday, was a forum for regional leaders to gain better knowledge of central government policies, especially for the drafting of regional budgets.

In his remarks to open the meeting on Thursday, President Yudhoyono said that Indonesia had adopted the decentralization or regional autonomy concept in order to optimize development in each and every region as mandated by the reform movement.

"But although we have adopted decentralization, we remain a unitary state and the President is the head of the government," the president was quoted by the Kompas.com as saying.

He said that in an unitary state, all regions including the autonomous ones, are still under the control of the central government.

Source: Xinhua

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