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Jokowi vows to bolster skilled workforce as second term begins

Indonesian president lays out blueprint for becoming top five economy by 2045

Indonesian President Joko Widodo is sworn in for his second term in Jakarta on Oct. 20.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo pledged to continue reforming the economy, emphasizing the importance of skilled labor, as he kicked off his second five-year term Sunday.

The leader of the world's third-largest democracy was sworn in with new Vice President Ma'ruf Amin at the parliament in central Jakarta, with heads of government from countries including Malaysia, Singapore and Australia in attendance. China sent Vice President Wang Qishan.

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