President Jokowi Meets with Australian, Dutch Prime Minister

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 7 Juli 2017
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President Jokowi and First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi arrive at Steigenberger Hotel in Hamburg, Germany, on Thursday (6/7) evening local time.

President Jokowi and First Lady Ibu Iriana Jokowi arrive at Steigenberger Hotel in Hamburg, Germany, on Thursday (6/7) evening local time.

Starting his working visit to Germany, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, at Hotel Steigenberger where he stays while in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday (7/7) morning at around 08:00am local time or at 01:00pm Western Indonesian Time. The agenda is then followed by a bilateral meeting with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, also at the hotel.

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi said that President Jokowi would start to conduct activities related to the G20 Summit by attending a leaders’ retreat under the theme of fighting terrorism. “In the leaders’ retreat, President Jokowi is asked to become one of the main speakers for the theme of fighting terrorism,” Retno told reporters in the lobby of Steigenberger Hotel, Hamburg, Germany, on Thursday (6/7) evening local time.

In relation to the subject matter of the leaders’ retreat on fighting terrorism, Minister Retno said the President will talk about the circumstances in Marawi, the Philippines, and also how counterterrorism cooperation can be strengthened in the context of G20, given the G20 is a big country. “Hence, the bigger we are, the greater our responsibility will be. So tomorrow the President will deliver it,” Retno said.

Minister Retno asserted that it is expected that the cooperation will be concrete, strong one, and the approach Indonesia will adopt is soft power diplomacy. For instance, when it comes to de-radicalization, the terrorist is put in the agency in the mass organization, that is, by getting involved the terrorist’s family to conduct a preference of the convicted terrorist who has repented.   

Agenda of the G20 Summit

Regarding the agenda of G20 Summit, Minister Retno stated that the first session is in the form of working lunch under the theme of global growth and trade. “The President will also present his intervention,” Minister Retno said.

Afterward, between the working lunch and session two, according to Minister Retno, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Spain. Furthermore, the President will be attending session two, which will be held under the theme of sustainable development, climate, and energy.

“For substantial activities, it is until the second session, because after that the next event is a dinner party. So if you can sum up for a bilateral meeting tomorrow, there will be three bilateral meetings between President Jokowi and Australian Prime Minister, Dutch Prime Minister, and Spain Prime Minister,” Minister Retno said. (EN/AS/ES) (MUR/YM/Naster).

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