President Jokowi Meets Chairperson of Japan-Indonesia Parliamentary Friendship League
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Wednesday (07/27) received a courtesy call of Chairperson of Japan-Indonesia Parliamentary Friendship League Nikai Toshihiro at the Salon Room, Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday (07/27). The meeting discussed the roles of Japan and Indonesia in international community in the upcoming year.
Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto said that President Jokowi underscored the long-term cooperation between the two countries as well as Indonesia’s ASEAN chairmanship and Japan’s G7 rotating presidency in 2023.
Airlangga went on to say that Indonesia and Japan will also commemorate the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations of the two countries and 50th anniversary of the ASEAN-Japan friendship and cooperation. The ASEAN-Japan Summit is set to be held next year which is aimed to generate visions for the next 50 years.
“The Chairmanship of President Jokowi will stress on the importance of future economic and strategic cooperation. It is also in line with former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s statement that Japan is Indonesia’s strategic partner,” he said.
Also attending the meeting were former Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga, members of the House of Representatives Hiroshi Moriyama and Motoo Hayashi. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (RAS/HD/MMB)