President Jokowi: Indonesia Ready to Host Meeting Between Kim Jong Un & President Trump
Date 30 April 2018
The Indonesian Government expressed its readiness to host a meeting between Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un and the President of the US Donald Trump to discuss peace process on the Korean peninsula.
The willingness and readiness of Indonesia were conveyed directly by President Joko Jokowi Widodo after a meeting with South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia Kim Chang-beom and North Korean Ambassador to Indonesia An Kwang Il, at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, on Monday (30/4).
Should there is a plan to hold a meeting between Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump, I have offered to held it in Indonesia. We are ready to host the meeting, President Jokowi told the press after the meeting with South Korean Ambassador Kim Chang-beom and North Korean Ambassador An Kwang Il.
Furthermore, the President is now waiting for the response from the North Korean Ambassador regarding the offer. He must convey this offer to the North Korean Government first, President Jokowi said.
President Jokowi also added that his meeting with South Korean and North Korean Ambassadors is a follow-up of the peace talk between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un in Panmunjom, last week.
Indonesia demonstrates its full support for the process to be continued in form of agreements that we expect to have an impact on the peace process in our region as well as all over the world, the President said.
Both ambassadors, the President continued, have said that there will be a follow-up process after the meeting between the two Leaders, such as an exchange of separate families and an establishment of a liaison office for South Korea and North Korea.
In the meantime, Indonesia also invited South Korea and North Korea to participate actively in the Asian Games 2018, in Jakarta and Palembang, in upcoming August 2018. (MAY/RAH/ES) (GWH/MMB/Naster)