Jokowi, Moon to hold bilateral talks in Seoul

News Desk

The Jakarta Post


Jakarta   /  Mon, September 10, 2018  /  11:55 am

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center) leaves a joint session of the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) and the House of Representatives (DPR) in Jakarta on Aug. 16.(Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-In on Monday in Seoul, during which the two leaders are scheduled to discuss and ink several agreements to boost bilateral ties.

Moon and South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook are to welcome Jokowi and Indonesian First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo at Changdeokgung Palace in a ceremony, after which the four are to lay wreaths at the Seoul National Cemetery.

"This year is an important year for Indonesia and South Korea because we are celebrating 45 years of diplomatic ties between us," Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said through the Presidential Palace Press Bureau.

Jokowi and Iriana are to lunch at Indonesian Embassy in Seoul, where the President is to launch a service portal for Indonesian nationals in South Korea.

In the afternoon, Jokowi and Moon are scheduled hold bilateral talks at the Blue House, during which the two countries are to sign several agreements on boosting bilateral cooperation in several fields. The two presidents are to attend a state dinner and reception on Monday evening.

The Indonesian Foreign Ministry said earlier that the memorandums of understanding to be inked during the meeting included those on legislation, immigration, trade, human resource development, maritime security and environment and forestry.

Jokowi's trip to South Korea reciprocates Moon's 2017 visit to Indonesia. (air)