REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo said here on Monday that an international recognition designating Sri Mulyani Indrawati as the world's best finance minister. He believed it showed that Indonesia's economy was also being managed effectively.
"I think all Indonesians are proud of this achievement, and this shows that our macro economy and fiscal policies are on the right track; also, they are being managed prudently and effectively," he stated.
Speaking after opening the working meeting of Indonesian ambassadors and top diplomats at the foreign ministry's Pancasila building here, President Widodo said the achievement was the world's recognition to Finance Affairs Minister Mulyani's capabilities.
Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum handed over the 'Best Minister in the World Award' to Mulyani at the World Government Summit that the country hosted.
"The selection process was conducted by a reputable institution, Ernst & Young," the head of state remarked, adding that this achievement was the world's recognition for only one minister. "I think everyone is proud of her," he said.
The 'Best Minister in the World Award' has been given to one minister since 2016.