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Jakarta Post

Jokowi gearing up to meet Trump in US next month

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, February 20, 2020   /  09:13 am
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Powerful men: French President Emmanuel Macron (left) stands next to US President Donald Trump (center) and Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo during the first day of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany, on Friday. Leaders of the world’s top economies will gather from July 7 to 8 for what could be the stormiest G20 summit in years, with disagreements ranging from wars and climate change to global trade.(AFP/Tobias Schwarz )

The government has plans for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to make an official visit to the United States next month, the first time since Donald Trump came to power as president in Washington, DC, for a meeting that analysts believe could help the business interests of both countries. Officials have remained tight-lipped on specific details regarding the visit, apart from a hint that Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Pandjaitan dropped during his visit to Washington last week. Luhut said Jokowi would visit the US in March to sign a landmark deal for Americans to invest in Indonesia’s sovereign fund, which experts believed would trigger an influx of money from the US private sector into numerous projects across the archipelago. Presidential spokesperson Fadjroel Rachman confirmed the plan earlier this week, although he refused to give...