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Jakarta Post

Two agreements to be signed during Jokowi’s visit to Turkey

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, July 6, 2017   /   03:32 pm
Two agreements to be signed during Jokowi’s visit to Turkey President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo. (Courtesy of the Presidential Office/File)

Indonesia and Turkey will sign two agreements during the two-day visit of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to the country on Wednesday and Thursday.

The signing ceremony for agreements on health care and the launch of negotiations to establish an Indonesian-Turkish Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) will be witnessed by Jokowi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday.

"The official meeting will start with a welcoming ceremony, then a tete-a-tete meeting [between the two leaders]," Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said in a statement issued by the Presidential Office.

(Read also: Jokowi departs for Turkey ahead of G20 summit in Germany)

Before the meeting with President Erdogan, Jokowi visited Kocatepe Mosque and Mausoleum Ataturk, the cemetery of Turkey's first president Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

Retno said Jokowi was also scheduled to meet with about 25 CEOs of Turkish companies that operate in the defense, energy and shipping industries.

"We limited the invitations only for some big companies that have a significant interest in Indonesia," she explained.

Retno added that the President would depart for Hamburg, Germany, on Thursday evening to attend the G20 summit. He is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech on counterterrorism. (yon/bbn)