President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo congratulated Australia’s new Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese, who was sworn in today, Monday (23/5).
“Congratulations Anthony Albanese @AlboMP on being elected Prime Minister of Australia!” Jokowi said through a tweet on his Twitter account, Monday (23/5).
“Hopefully we can work with you by advancing the Comprehensive Strategic Cooperation, including the concrete implementation of the IA-CEPA,” Jokowi continued.
In addition, Jokowi also thanked former Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for his long-standing cooperation with Indonesia and his dedication to developing Indonesia-Australia relations.
Albanese is an Australian political figure who leads the centre-left Labor Party. He was sworn in as Australia’s prime minister after his party won the first general election in 9 years at the weekend.
Prior to being named Prime Minister of Australia, Albanese was appointed a member of parliament for Grayndler. He then got the opportunity as Minister of Infrastructure in 2007.
In 2013, Albanese was also appointed as deputy prime minister of Australia Kevin Rudd. He has served as chairman of the Australian Labor Party since 2019.
Albanese was born to a single mother, Maryanne, and lives in the Sydney City public housing estate. Young Albanese is an activist
At the age of 12, Albanese had helped organize demonstrations to prevent public housing properties, including his mother’s house, from being sold to developers
“It gave me the determination, every day, to help people like me, grow up, to have better lives,” Albanese told the National Press Club in January.
In the interview, Albanese recalled how his childhood life was so old that he sometimes had to depend on neighbors for food.
This is because the mother has a disability so she only relies on disability pension funds because she is unable to work.
Albanese was the first in his family to complete higher education at the university. The man of Italian-Australian descent graduated from the University of Sydney’s School of Economics in 1984.