Tonight, President Jokowi and President Obama Will Discuss Economic Cooperation
Date 26 Oktober 2015
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) could be ensured to be received by President Barack Obama in the Oval, White House, Washington, DC, on Monday (26/10) morning local time, or the evening hrs.
Minister of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) Retno LP Marsudi in his statement at the Blair House, Washington DC, Sunday (25/10) night local time said that, there are four (4) issues to be addressed by the President Jokowi and President Barack Obama.
“The first one is about Indonesia as the largest Muslim country in the world but at the same time Indonesia became the largest democracies in the world thats tolerant, pluralistic, and so on, which are not owned by other countries,” the Foreign Minister said.
Secondly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi continued, is about the economy, which emphasizes the Indonesian economy is an open economy that is ready to increase the economy cooperation with the US and world.
Third, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, is the position of Indonesia being the largest digital market in Southeast Asia, which reached 12 billion US dollars in 2014. “The figure is very significant (increase) compared with the year 2013, which amounted to 8 billion dollars,” he said.
Fourth, Minister of Foreign Affairs continued, President Jokowi and President Obama will also discuss the issue of climate change; given the two countries are the big countries.
“The goal because Indonesia is a big country so we hope that this meeting brings benefits to both sides and the world,” Minister of Foreign Affairs said. (UN/SI/ES)