The Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, General Andika Perkasa, met with Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin at the official residence, Jalan Diponegoro, Central Jakarta, Wednesday (11/24/2021). One of the visits by the Commander in Chief this time is to discuss policies that are more conducive to Papua.
“The Vice President received the new TNI Commander, Gen. Andika Perkasa.
Apparently he went on safari after meeting the president, meeting the vice president, and other important officials in this country,” said the spokesman for the vice president, Masduki Baidlowi.
He said that the Vice President’s meeting with General Andika took place in a familial manner, because the former Army Chief of Staff (KSAD) regularly visited the Vice President.
“When he became the Army Chief of Staff, Pak Andika always reported on developments within the Army. Now, as the Commander of the Indonesian Armed Forces, the Vice President has also asked to monitor national developments, especially in Papua,” said Masduki.
Furthermore, Masduki said the Vice President and General Andika spoke specifically about the Papua issue.
This is because both parties have an interest in building conduciveness on the Earth of Cendrawasih. The vice president is known to be the head of the team for the acceleration of welfare development in Papua.
Meanwhile, Andika is the highest controlling command for TNI soldiers serving in Papua. “Because the vice president has a responsibility to improve the welfare of Papua.
Meanwhile, the TNI Commander has the responsibility to keep Papua safe, so that’s where there is a special discussion, what is the basis for security in Papua, which is the new Commander’s policy,” said Masduki.
Masduki added that there will be policies that will bring a new and more conducive atmosphere in Papua. The policy was taken after a meeting between the Vice President and the TNI Commander.
“There will be policies that might bring a new atmosphere that is more conducive to security in Papua. The vice president is very happy with what the Commander has reported because the vice president is very intensively monitoring the development of Papua so that in 2022 the Papuan welfare development process can be more intensive and visible to the public Papua benefits its welfare.
So it goes hand in hand with a humanistic security approach and a welfare approach,” concluded Masduki.