Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia and Prime Minister of Australia After Cycling Around Bogor Botanical Garden, West Java Province, June 6, 2022

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 6 Juni 2022
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Press:

Good morning, Mr. President.

Good morning, Prime Minister.

Mr. President, would you like to tell us why you invited Australian PM to cycle around Bogor Botanical Garden?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

Since the weather is good and riding bicycle is environmentally friendly, I figure we should start conveying the importance of environmentally friendly vehicles. Besides, this is my regular route for exercising

Press:

What kind of bicycle do you use, Sir?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo):

Bamboo bicycles.

 

Press:

Thank you, sir.

Prime Minister, how do you feel that President Jokowi invited you to ride a bike together?

Prime Minister (Anthony Albanese):

Good morning. It was a great experience and I regarded it as a great honor that the President invited me to ride on a bamboo bike with him, up to this wonderful setting in the botanic gardens. I regarded it as a great show of respect and a sign of the friendship between Australia and Indonesia, and the President has offered to… I’ll take the bike back to Australia and you will see me riding around on what might be the only bamboo bike in Canberra, but it was a great experience. And every time I ride on the bike, I will remember the friendship with President Widodo.

 

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