President Jokowi to Attend G-20 Summit in China & ASEAN Summit in Laos

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 2 September 2016
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2016_09_02 RaniPresident Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and First Lady Ibu Iriana Joko Widodo on Friday (2/9) departed from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, to pay working visits to the People’s Republic of China and Laos.

In China, the President is scheduled to attend the G-20 Summit which will be held in Hangzou on 4-5 September 2015.

Head of Bureau for Presidential Press, Media, and Information Bey Machmudin in a press release on Friday (2/9), stated that President Jokowi in the G-20 Summit will deliver the main message on the importance of information openness among the G-20 member countries, including transparency in international tax system.

“The President will also state that Indonesia encourages the balance and fairness in international trading system,” Bey said adding that President Jokowi, in the event, will emphasize that Indonesia pays attention to micro, small, and medium enterprises, as well as promotes inclusiveness and infrastructure development which will boost global economic growth.

During his visit to Hangzhou, the President is scheduled to have bilateral meetings with the President of the People’s Republic of China Xie Jinping and the President of Argentina Mauricio Macri.

Besides meetings with the heads of states/governments, the President will also visit Shanghai to attend a business meeting as well as to visit business and vocational training centers, Bey added.

Following the working visit to the People’s Republic of China, President Jokowi, First Lady Ibu Iriana, and the entourage are scheduled to attend the 28th and 29th ASEAN  Summit, as well as several related summits, including ASEAN-US Summit in Vientiane, Laos.

“On this year’s ASEAN Summit, President Jokowi will speak on the importance of peace and stability in the regions. Because without peace and stability, it will be difficult to sustain the current growth,” Bey stated.

Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and the Head of Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Trikasih Lembong also accompanied the President in the working visit to Hangzhou. (ES) (RAS/MMB/YM/Naster)

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