Visiting China, Myanmar, and Australia, Vice President: President Jokowi Brings National Interests
Date 10 November 2014
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and First Lady Iriani Widodo accompanied by a number of ministers of Working Cabinet, boarded the presidential aircraft to to Beijing, China, in order to attend APEC High Summit. They took off from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta, on Saturday morning.
The departure of President Jokowi from Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, Jakarta, was released by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Minister of State Secretariat Pratikno, Chairman of Nasdem Party Surya Paloh, and Governor of DKI Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama a.k.a Ahok.
Vice President Jusuf Kalla to the journalist said that the first visit of President Joko Widodo to several countries, started from China, Myanmar, until Australia, this is important to strengthen the national interest such as attracting more investment to build Indonesia.
This meeting is important for our national interest, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said it in the Airport of Halim Perdanakusumah, Jakarta, on Saturday.
He mentioned that Indonesian national interests are increasing the investment that helps the infrastructure development in several areas in Indonesia.
The vice president said that Indonesia also needs a lot of investments in order to support various programs such as sea freeways that will help to realize the concept of the Central of the World Maritime pioneered by President Joko Widodo.
As reported earlier, starting on last Saturday, President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana Widodo would conduct the overseas working visit. The destination countries are China (to attend the APEC High Summit), Myanmar (to attend the ASEAN and ASEAN Plus High Summit), and also Australia (to attend the G-20 High Summit).
Besides attending the High Summits, in each country, President Jokowi would have a bilateral meeting with President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of US Barrack Obama, President and Prime Minister of China, Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbot, and Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy.
Joining the visit is Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Sofyan Jalil, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno P. Marsudi, Minister of Trade Affairs Rahmat Gobel, and Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto. (*/ES)