President Jokowi Kicks Off Italy Working Visit for G20 Summit
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Friday (29/10/2021) is slated to visit Rome, Italy to attend the G20 Summit. The Head of State and his entourage took off from Soekarno-Hatta International airport in Tangerang, Banten province at 09.15 Western Indonesian Time (WIB) using national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia Airlines (GIA-1).
“Today, I will begin international working visits to three countries, namely Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United Arab Emirates,” the President said in his statement before takeoff.
According to his statement, the President will attend the G20 Summit in Rome, Italy, on 30-31 October 2021. On 1-2 November 2021, the President will attend the COP-26 World Leaders’ Summit in Glasgow, the United Kingdom. Afterward, the President is also slated to hold bilateral meeting in the United Arab Emirates.
“This will be my first bilateral visit during COVID-19 pandemic. I will seize this visit to strengthen cooperation [between Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates], especially in trade and investment sectors,” President Jokowi said.
For the record, the flight that carries the Head of State and his entourage will take approximately 13 hours and it is estimated that the flight will land at Fiumicino airport in Rome, Italy at 17.25 Local Time.
Accompanying President Jokowi onboard the flight to Rome are Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, and Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Erick Thohir. (TGH/PRESIDENTIAL SECRETARIAT/UN) (AP/MUR)