President Jokowi: Emperor Naruhito’s Visit Strengthens Foundation of Friendship

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 19 Juni 2023
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President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana Jokowi welcome Japan’s Emperor Hironomiya Naruhito and Empress Masako, in Bogor city, West Java province, Monday (06/19). (Photo: PR of Cabinet Secretariat / Rahmat)

During a joint press conference with Japan’s Emperor Hironomiya Naruhito, at the Orchid House, Bogor Botanical Garden, West Java province, on Monday (03/19) morning, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that the state visit paid by the Emperor and Empress Masako to Indonesia will strengthen the foundation of friendship between Indonesian and Japanese peoples.

“The visit paid by His Majesty Emperor Hironomiya Naruhito and Her Majesty Empress Masako to Indonesia will strengthen the foundation of friendship between our peoples. Such strong foundation is important for development of strategic partnership between our two countries in the future, especially in the economic sector,” the President said.

President Jokowi also expressed that he felt truly honored since Indonesia is the first bilateral state visit paid by the Japan’s Emperor.

“It is truly an honor for me and the First Lady to welcome Your Majesty Emperor and Your Majesty Empress of Japan at Bogor Presidential Palace, Indonesia, today,” he said.

The Head of State also emphasized that the friendship between both countries should be flourished amidst various challenges the world faced today.

“Hopefully, Your Majesty Emperor and Your Majesty Empress’ visit to Indonesia makes a good impression for our friendship, Indonesia and Japan. And, may happiness and welfare always be with Your Majesty Emperor and Your Majesty Empress, and the family, as well as the people of Japan,” he remarked. (TGH/UN)(AW/MMB)

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