Jakarta Post

Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
Video Weather icon 26°C
DKI Jakarta, Indonesia
26°C Light Rain

Rain until tomorrow morning, starting again tomorrow afternoon.

  • Thu

    26℃ - 31℃

  • Fri

    26℃ - 32℃

  • Sat

    27℃ - 32℃

  • Sun

    26℃ - 30℃

US vice president to visit Indonesia

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, March 13, 2017 | 08:32 pm
US vice president to visit Indonesia  US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan paid a visit to Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto at his office in Jakarta on March 13, to discuss agenda that might be on the discussion table for planned US Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Indonesia. (The Office of Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister/-)

Indonesia and the United States are preparing for a visit by US Vice President Mike Pence to Indonesia, believed to be scheduled for next month.

 US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan paid a visit to Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto at his office in Jakarta on Monday to discuss what Wiranto deemed as “strategic issues” that might be on the discussion table for Pence and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

“We discussed matters that might be used for President Jokowi as a reference [in his upcoming meeting with Pence],” Wiranto said, as quoted from a press release.

In Monday’s meeting, Wiranto also expressed Jakarta’s hope for the two countries to continue forging the bilateral partnership enhanced under the leadership of US President Donald Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, in 2015 when Jokowi visited Obama. At that time, the two countries, which have cooperated under a comprehensive partnership since 2010, agreed to forge a strategic partnership.

"Under Trump’s leadership, we hope the partnership will continue,” Wiranto said.

Wiranto did not reveal the dates of Pence’s visit, but, reportedly Pence will be heading to Asia next month.

Pence’s Asian tour will include Japan, amid concerns the Trump administration is rolling back Obama's “pivot to Asia”, says Reuters.

Trump has withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, which was seen as an economic pillar of the strategy.

Reuters also reported Pence would visit South Korea and Australia, with North Korea’s missiles, which has sparked tensions on the Korean Peninsula, likely be among topics of discussion. (ipa)

TRY A DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION

Comments