President Jokowi to Discuss New Capital Development During Australia’s Visit
Date 9 Februari 2020
As part of his state visit to Australia, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is scheduled to visit Mount Ainslie, a mountain that offers views of Australian capital Canberra.
“The President will visit Mount Ainslie, a hill where we can see Canberra panoramic view,” Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi told reporters at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Saturday (8/2).
The 843-meter tall Mount Ainslie is located in Canberra Nature Park located in the northeast of the city. From the mountain, we can views of downtown Canberra, Australia’s new capital built in 1913.
Retno added that Canberra is relatively new as the capital city and the President is expected to discuss with CEO National Capital Authority Sally Barnes regarding development of a new capital city.
For the record, the Indonesian Government last year decided to relocate Indonesia’s capital from Jakarta to two regencies in East Kalimantan province.
Retno further said that the President Jokowi’s state visit has a strategic importance, adding that this year Indonesia and Australia commemorate the 70th anniversary of their bilateral relations. (MAY/EN)
Translated by: Ridwan Ibadurrohman
Reviewed by: Muhammad Ersan Pamungkas