In Dili, President Joko Widodo Will Witness the Signing of Five MoUs
After opening the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) 2016, held at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (BNDCC), Bali, on Monday (25/1) afternoon, President Joko Widodo accompanied by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo, headed to Dili, Timor Leste, for a state visit.
The President and his entourage left Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali, headed to Lobato Airport, Dili, at around 7 a.m. local time (26/1) using the Presidential Aircraft.
In his first State Visit to Timor Leste, the President will meet the President of Timor Leste Taur Matan Ruak and Prime Minister of Timor Leste Maria De Araujo to discuss a number of issues, such as the strengthening of trade, investment, energy, and infrastructure cooperations as well as to enhance joint commitment to accelerate the settlement of border issues.
Moreover, there are several MoUs to be signed on that occassion, such as the MoU of Youth and Sports Cooperation, the MoU of Cooperation on Archives Matters, the MoU of Cooperation on Climatology and Geophysics, the MoU of Search and Rescue Cooperation, and the MoU of Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Resources Cooperation.
In Dili, President Joko Widodo is also scheduled to receive the Highest State Decoration of Democratic Republic of Timor Leste, Grande Colar de Ordem de Timor Leste, from the Government of Timor Leste. It is President Taur Matan Ruak who will put the State Decoration around the neck of President Joko Widodo.
President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo will also visit the of Metinaro Heroes Cemetery and the Seroja Heroes Cemetery.
The President and his entourage are scheduled to arrive in Indonesia on Tuesday (26/1) evening, at around 8 p.m.
Also accompannied the President in this visit are Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Marine and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Youth and Sports Imam Nahrawi and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung. (TKP/UN/ES)(MMB/YM/Naster)