President Jokowi, First Lady Arrive in Indonesia after Overseas Working Visit
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Saturday (07/2) accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi and his limited entourage arrived in Indonesia after a week-long working visit to Germany, Ukraine, Russia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The Garuda Indonesia GIA-1 aircraft carrying the President and his entourage landed at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Banten, at around 06.25 Western Indonesian Time after eight-hour flight from Abu Dhabi International Airport, the UAE.
On the plane down steps, President Jokowi and First Lady Ibu Iriana were welcomed by Vice President Ma’ruf Amin and Ibu Wury Ma’ruf Amin, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, Commander of the Indonesian National Defense Forces (TNI) General Andika Perkasa, National Police Chief General Pol Listyo Sigit Prabowo, and Acting Governor of Banten Almuktabar.
During his visit to Germany, the Head of State attended the G7 Summit as a partner country and the G20 presidency. The President also held a number of bilateral meetings, including with the German Chancellor, French President, Indian Prime Minister, Canadian PM, and UK PM.
“In addition to discussing the issue of strengthening bilateral cooperation, the President also addressed issues related to the war in Ukraine and its impact on the world food supply chain in almost all bilateral meetings. In the bilateral meetings, the President reiterated that the world does not have long time to overcome food supply chain disruptions that cause food and fertilizer shortages as well as the rising prices,” Minister of Foreign Affair Retno Marsudi said in Munich, Germany, Monday (06/27).
Leaving from Germany, the President traveled on a peace-building mission to Ukraine via Poland. President Jokowi and First Lady Ibu Iriana inspected the ruins of a war-affected buildings in the city of Irpin and handed over humanitarian aids to a hospital in Kyiv.
Afterward, President Jokowi held a bilateral meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the Mariinsky Palace, Kyiv.
During the meeting, the President said that his visit to Ukraine was a manifestation of of Indonesia’s concern over the current situation and underscored Indonesia’s position regarding the importance of respecting sovereignty and territorial integrity.
After visiting Ukraine, President Jokowi headed to Moscow, Russia, to meet President Vladimir Putin.
On that occasion, President Jokowi stated his readiness to bridge the communication between Russia and Ukraine, and called on Russia to ensure security for Ukrainian food exports.
To conclude his overseas working visit, the President visited Abu Dhabi and met with a number of the UAE businessmen and investors.
President Jokowi also held a meeting with President of the UAE, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and witnessed the exchange of the IUAE-CEPA trade negotiations (Indonesia-the United Arab Emirates Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement) document which is agreed by the two countries at the Al Shatie Palace, Abu Dhabi, on Friday ( 07/01). (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (RIF/HD)