President Jokowi Arrives at Glasgow to Join the COP26 Summit
After less than 3-hour flight, Garuda Indonesia airline carrying President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his entourage arrived safely at Glasgow Prestwick International Airport, in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday (31/10) at around 21.40 local time.
At the airport, President Jokowi was welcomed by Indonesian Ambassador for Great Britain accredited to Ireland and the International Maritime Organization, Desra Percaya, and Indonesian Defence Attaché in Great Britain, Colonel Czi Ranon Sugiman, and some local government officials.
President immediately headed to the hotel where he would stay during his visit in Glasgow. At the hotel, President Jokowi was welcomed by Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, officials of Indonesian Embassy in London, and the Hotel General Manager.
President Jokowi’s visit in Glasgow is prioritized to attend UN Climate Change Conference, known as the COP26 Summit, held on 1-2 November 2021. The Summit hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson would be attended by 121 Heads of State and Heads of Government.
President emphasized that Indonesia’s position in climate change issue is very consistent. He expressed his opinion that Indonesia would continue to work hard in order to fulfil the commitment made.
“We do not want to adopt a rhetoric that cannot be employed,” President explained in his statement before initiating his working visit to three countries at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangetrang, Banten, on Friday (29/10).
In his visit to Great Britain, the Head of State would also have a meeting with the British business leader that has invested in Indonesia and other bilateral meetings that would be held concerning potential investment expansion.
During his visit to Glasgow, President was accompanied by, among others, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, Menteri Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Erick Thohir, and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung (Bureau of Press, Media, and Information Affairs of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (AW/LW).