Meets President Obama, President Jokowi: Indonesia – US Agree to Expand Cooperation
Date 27 Oktober 2015
President of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi) thanked the President of the US Barack Obama, who had received him and the Indonesian delegation very well, during a visit to the White House, in Washington DC, US, on Monday (26/10) at 14.35 local time or Tuesday 927/10) at 1:35 pm. The President said that Indonesia welcomed the strategic partnership between the two countries, which showed an increase symbol of cooperation between Indonesia and the United States.
Affirmed by President Jokowi, Indonesia is the country with the largest Muslim population in the world and is the third most democratic country in the world. He said, Indonesian Islam is moderate Islam, Indonesian Islam is modern Islam, and Indonesian Islam is a tolerant Islam.
“We believe that Islam in Indonesia is able to play an important role in maintaining democracy and pluralism and against radicalism and terrorism,” President Jokowi said, in a joint press conference with US President Barack Obama, at the White House, Washington DC, Tuesday (27/10) pm.
President Jokowi also said that Indonesia’s economy is an open economy. He said that Indonesia with a population of 250 million is the largest economy in Southeast Asia, and Indonesia intends to join the Trans-Pacific partnership (TPT).
On that occasion, President Jokowi also expressed that Indonesia is one of the largest country in the digital economy, and he has set the digital economy has become a priority in Indonesia.
“I had invited the US to cooperate with Indonesia in this digital economy,” President Jokowi said.
Related to the issue of climate change, according to the President Jokowi, he had a serious discussion with President Barack Obama about it. “We agreed to cooperate in addressing this issue for the future of generations to come,” Jokowi said.
During a visit to the White House, President Jokowi accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for PMK Puan Maharani, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Ministry of Trade Thomas Lembong, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said, Chief Staff of the Presidential Teten Masduki, Indonesian Ambassador to US Budi Bowoleksono, and Director General for America and Europe of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Triansyah Dian Djani.. (UN/SI/ES)/Sy.