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Jakarta Post

Jokowi to speak on counterterrorism at G20 summit

  • Fedina S. Sundaryani

    The Jakarta Post

Hamburg, Germany   /   Fri, July 7, 2017   /   10:07 am
Jokowi to speak on counterterrorism at G20 summit President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and First Lady Iriana are greeted by Indonesian children accompanied by Indonesian consul in Hamburg Sylvia Arifin (second right) and husband Awan Mulyawan in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7. (JP/Fedina S. Sundaryani)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has arrived in Hamburg, Germany, and will speak on counterterrorism during the G20 Leader’s Retreat on Friday.

"The President will touch on the situation in Marawi [the Philippines] and how to strengthen cooperation within the context of the G20," Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said on Thursday evening.

Jokowi arrived in Hamburg from Ankara, Turkey, at 9:15 p.m. local time and was accompanied by his family.

(Read also: Two agreements to be signed during Jokowi’s visit to Turkey)

The President will attend a working lunch on the same day, which will focus on global growth and trade, said Retno, adding that Jokowi would talk mainly about tax issues.

He is also scheduled to attend the second working session on sustainable development, climate and energy.

The President is accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) head Thomas Lembong and acting Presidential Secretariat head Winata Supriatna. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati is also in Hamburg for the G20 summit.

Jokowi is also set to hold bilateral meetings with the leaders of Australia, the Netherlands and Spain on Friday. The G20 summit ends on Saturday. (bbn)