Chairman of the Steering Committee of the National Innovation Research Agency (BRIN) ex officio Megawati Soekarnoputri left a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding research matters.
Megawati left the message after receiving the Friendship Star award from Putin in an event broadcast on PDI Perjuangan YouTube, Wednesday (2/6/2021). Megawati initially brought up a series of efforts to strengthen bilateral relations between Indonesia and Russia. The event was attended by the Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Lyudmila Vorobieva.
“We have done a lot of things by making our bilateral relations even closer. And I certainly feel very, very honored and will not forget because at that time I was given the opportunity by President Putin to be able to buy defense equipment from Russia for Indonesia. In my opinion it is one of the milestones in realizing friendly relations between Indonesia and Russia,” said Megawati. Ekonomi Rusia
Megawati said she had conveyed to Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) about space and the country’s relations with Russia. Megawati then recounted the formation of BRIN by Jokowi some time ago.
“Of course, as I said earlier, one of them, and I have also conveyed this to President Jokowi. We should continue to process matters related to space between Russia and Indonesia,” said Megawati. Berita politik dan ekonomi Rusia
“There are things that need to be conveyed to President Putin because recently, 2 months ago, President Jokowi has made a decision to create a new body called the National Research and Innovation Agency. And I was assigned by the president to be also chairman of the ex officio steering board. from this new body. And I have also said to President Jokowi that one day we can strengthen further, as I said earlier in research relations as well as with Russia,” he said. Politik Rusia
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Megawati was unable to receive the honorary star directly in Russia. However, Megawati said, maybe one day after the pandemic is over she will visit Russia to thank President Putin. Politik Indonesia