This Morning President Jokowi will Visit to the Middle East
Date 11 September 2015
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and First Lady Iriana Widodo and his entourage, will leave for the Middle East on Friday (11/9). Presidential aircraft is planned to take off from Halim airport in Jakarta at 09.30 WIB.
Presidential plane is scheduled to transit in Banda Aceh to refuel and President performs the Friday prayers. The delegation then traveled to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Working visit of President of the Middle East will take place over 5 days, 11 to 15 September 2015, while the route of the Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Minister of Religion, Lukman Hakim explained the President’s planned landing at King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAA) Jeddah, Friday (11/9) night, to meet with the government of Saudi Arabia.
“The President is accompanied by a number of ministers of economy, because it plans to hold talks related to cooperation between Indonesia and Saudi Arabia in an effort to improve our economy, increase investment, so that the quality of relations between the two countries could be better, especially in the field of economy,” Lukman said.
According to Lukman, the President will no longer be in Saudi Arabia. President and the entourage will go directly to Qatar and the UAE after a meeting with the Saudi government. In this visit, the president will hold talks related to economic cooperation with the three countries.
There is no certainty, whether President Jokowi will Umrah, given the conditions of the Grand Mosque in Mecca are now starting to fulfilled by prospective Hajj pilgrims. In addition, the time owned by President very a bit of. It still keeps us coordinate how likely, ” Lukman said.
Accompanying President Jokowi in this visit are Coordinating Minister for Economy Darmin Nasution said, Cabinet Secretary Pramono AgungMinistry of Trade Thomas Lembong, Head of BKPM Franky Sibarani, and the President’s Special Envoy for the Middle East Region Alwi Shihab. (WID/ES)/Sy.