Jumat , 06 Oktober 2017, 01:34 WIB

TNI affirms its loyalty to Republic of Indonesia

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President Joko Widodo (right) accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla (center) and TNI Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo (left) attended the commemoration of TNI's 72nd anniversary at Indah Kiat Pier, Cilegon, Banten, on Thursday (October 5).
President Joko Widodo (right) accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla (center) and TNI Commander General Gatot Nurmantyo (left) attended the commemoration of TNI's 72nd anniversary at Indah Kiat Pier, Cilegon, Banten, on Thursday (October 5).

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BANTEN -- The National Defense Forces (TNI) remains loyal to the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia, Pancasila state ideology, and 1945 Constitution, TNI Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo stated.

"Utilizing the momentum offered by TNI's (72nd anniversary) today, let me reiterate (our commitment) that the TNI will always stay loyal by upholding the soldier's oath. As Mr. President had stated earlier, for us, loyalty to the Unitary Republic of Indonesia, 1945 Constitution, and Pancasila is pivotal and is strongly rooted in the body and soul of every TNI soldier," he stated at the commemoration of TNI's 72nd anniversary attended by President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla at the Indah Kiat Pier in Cilegon, Banten Province, on Thursday.

Nurmantyo said TNI's politics is that of the state, the one dedicated to realizing a firm and strong Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia by complying with the law.

"It is also the one that always puts the people's interests above all and is loyal to the superior, the president of the Republic of Indonesia, who is legitimately elected in accordance with the Constitution," he noted.

Addressing the commemoration of TNI's 72nd anniversary, President Widodo praised the TNI for its dedication to the state and nation and expressed gratitude to all soldiers for their commitment, professionalism, and dedication.

"I should like to express my sincere gratitude to the TNI for its continued efforts to improve its professionalism, to the ranks and files of the TNI for their commitment to sticking to the soldier's oath, and to the TNI soldiers for their dedication to perform their formidable and risky duties," the president said.

As late General Sudirman had stated, TNI's politics prioritizes the state and the soldiers' loyalty in the best interests of the country, he remarked.

Loyalty in the best interests of the state and nation means being devoted to a struggle for the people's interests, keeping the Unitary Republic of Indonesia united, and staying loyal to the legitimate government, he said.

Sumber : Antara

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