We Respect Solidarity and Sovereignty of Indonesia, PM Turnbull Says

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 26 Februari 2017
Category: News
President Jokowi and PM Turnbull as well as their delegations have a bilateral meeting in Sydney, Australia, Sunday (26/2) (Photo: Press, Media and Information Bureau/Laily)

President Jokowi and PM Turnbull as well as their delegations have a bilateral meeting in Sydney, Australia, Sunday (26/2) (Photo: Press, Media and Information Bureau/Laily)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull for his warm welcome and dinner invitation upon the President’s arrival in Sydney, Australia, Saturday (25/2) morning.

“Last night’s dinner has solved almost all problems,” the President said when delivering his remarks at a bilateral meeting in Admirality House, Sydney, Australia, Sunday (26/2).

Previously, PM Malcolm Turnbull welcomed President Jokowi and said that he really enjoyed the dinner and morning walk with the President at Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, on Sunday (26/2) morning local time. “We enjoyed a beautiful morning while taking a walk together and meeting Australians,” PM Turnbull said.

The Prime Minister added that Australia and Indonesia has a close relationship mainly over the last few years. “Both countries has made a number of achievements, for example IACEPA (Indonesia Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement), which can increase investment,” PM Turnbull said.

The Prime Minister also admitted that there are a lot of progress in both countries relationship over the last few years. “We also respect solidarity as well as sovereignty of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia,” he said.

In the bilateral meeting, President Jokowi was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Head of Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Lembong, Head of Creative Economy Agency Triawan Munaf, and Indonesian Ambassador to Australia Nadjib Riphat Kesoema. (DND/GUN/ES)(MMB/YM/Naster)

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