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[+ENG] Jokowi-Tony Blair Bahas ISIS

REPUBLIKA 12 Sep 2014
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JAKARTA — Mantan perdana menteri Inggris, Tony Blair, menanyakan sikap Indonesia terhadap Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) ketika melakukan pertemuan dengan presiden terpilih Joko Widodo (Jokowi). Menurut Jokowi, ia menjelaskan pada Tony bahwa Indonesia memiliki pendekatan tersendiri untuk menyikapi paham radikal yang disebarkan ISIS.

“Kita sampaikan bahwa kita punya cara sendiri. Kita ada pendekatan budaya, pendekatan agama. Bukan hanya pendekatakan keamanan saja,” kata Jokowi di rumah dinasnya di Jalan Taman Suropati, Nomor 7, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, Kamis (11/9).

Tony tiba di kediaman Jokowi pukul 16.00 WIB dengan menumpang mobil Toyota Land Cruiser hitam berplat CD 15 22 WIB. Keduanya melakukan pertemuan tertutup selama sekitar satu jam. Sebelum bertemu Jokowi, Tony terlebih dahulu menemui Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono di Istana Presiden.

Menurut Jokowi, Indonesia tak sampai pada tingkatan harus memerangi ISIS yang berkembang di Suriah. “Kita punya cara sendiri yang berbeda dengan negara lain,” ujarnya.

Dalam kesempatan yang berbeda, Jokowi mengaku yakin, ISIS tak akan berkembang di Indonesia. Sebab, Indonesia memiliki kultur kesantunan yang kental. Sehingga, masyarakatnya tidak akan mudah dipengaruhi oleh paham radikal.

Selain membahas soal ISIS, Jokowi juga meminta saran kepada Tony mengenai cara menyiapkan pemerintahan.

“Saya tanya dia bagaimana mempersiapkan pemerintahan di awal-awal,” kata Gubernur DKI Jakarta tersebut.

Menurut Jokowi, Tony berpesan agar ia menyiapkan empat hal penting ketika akan memulai pemerintahan. Yakni, penasihat pembuat kebijakan, strategi, komunikasi, dan cara menyampaikan informasi ke publik. “Hanya itu saja. Kuncinya itu harus dipegang,” ucap Jokowi.

Menurutnya, dalam pertemuan tadi, ia dan Tony sama sekali tak menyinggung masalah ekonomi. Sebab, kata Jokowi, misi utama kedatangan pria bernama lengkap Anthony Charles Lynton Blair tersebut ke Indonesia, yaitu untuk memberikan bantuan di bidang pendidikan. “Dia menyumbang program untuk dua-tiga sekolah di sini,” ujar Jokowi.

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Versi Inggris :

Widodo and Blair Discuss ISIS

JAKARTA – In a meeting with the President-elect Joko Widodo, former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair asked about the Indonesian stance on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Widodo explained that Indonesia had its own approach in addressing the ISIS’ radical ideology.

“I told him [Tony Blair] that we have our own ways. We have cultural approach, religious approach, we don’t just have security approach, “said Widodo at his official residence on Jalan Taman Suropati, Nomor 7, Menteng, Central Jakarta, Thursday (11/9).

Blair arrived at 4 PM with the black Toyota Land Cruiser. The two men held a closed-door meeting for about an hour. Prior to the meeting, Blair met President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the State Palace.

According to Widodo, Indonesia would not have to fight the ISIS in Syria. “We have our own ways which are different from other countries, “he said.

He believed that ISIS would not grow in Indonesia because Indonesia had a strong culture of politeness so the people would not be easy to get influenced by radical ideology.

In addition to issue of ISIS, Widodo also asked for Blair’s advices on how to prepare new government.

“I asked him how to prepare government during the early days, “said the Jakarta Governor.

According to Widodo, Blair advised him that he should prepare four important things to start the government: policymaker advisors, strategy, communication’ and how to convey information to public. “That’s all. We must hold on to those”

Widodo said, he and Blair did not talk about economy because the main purpose of Blair’s visit to Indonesia was to provide assistance in education sector. “He contributes programs to two-three schools here, “said Widodo.

 

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