President Joko Widodo Arrives in Brisbane to Attend G-20 Summit and Meet Prime Minister Tony Abbot
Date 17 November 2014
After 12 hours flight from Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, and another one hour transit in Bali, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) accompanied by First Lady Iriana Widodo arrive in Brisbane, Australia, on Friday (14/11) around 02:26 PM local time.
President Jokowi and delegation are welcomed by Indonesian Ambassador for Australia Nadjib Rifhat Kesoema and Nino Nadjib Riphat, and the Australian Ambassador for Indonesia Gregory Moriarty, Federal Attorney General George Brandis, Prime Minister of Queensland Campbell Newman with his wife Lisa. The press are also welcoming the arrival of President Jokowi.
Hectic schedule is also waiting the President in Brisbane, such as bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Tony Abbot, on Friday (14/11) Night. The President is also scheduled to visit Queensland University of Technology to meet Indonesian students who study there. The peak of his schedule would be to attend the opening of G20 summit, on Saturday (15/11), and various discussion forums until Sunday (16/11).
Presidents daughter, Kahiyang Ayu, also joins the trips, as well as other Ministers, such as Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto, Minister of Finance Bambang Brojonegoro, and Counselor of Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Rizal Sukma.
Meanwhile, Director of Economic Development and Environmental unit of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Toferry Soetikno, in Jakarta, Wednesday (12/11) says President Jokowi would gives a speech on Economic and Bureaucracy Reform at the G20 summit in Brisbane, in a closed meeting. President Jokowi is particularly asked to speak about his experience in conducting economic and bureaucracy reform when he was a Mayor in Solo and Governor of Jakarta, says Toferry.
In addition, Toferry explains that Indonesia would deliver issue regarding mariting development and its contribution on global economy development. Under Australia Chairmanship, G20 commits to improve global growth by two percent, its in line with Indonesia domestic growth which is seven percent, says Toferry. One of many possible ways to make that happen is by optimizing Indonesias marine potentiality. (Wid/ANT/ES)(Ifp)