President Jokowi Received by PM Kishida*


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DETEKSIPOST.COM – Starting his agenda in Tokyo, Wednesday morning, July 27, 2022, President Joko Widodo held a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister (PM) Kishida Fumio at the Japanese PM’s Office.
 
President Jokowi arrived at the PM’s office and was immediately greeted by PM Kishida who was already waiting in the front yard of his office. The two countries’ leaders then headed to the PM’s Office Lobby for a formal welcoming ceremony.
 
After President Jokowi and PM Kishida were on the podium of honor, the national anthems of each country were played. PM Kishida then invited President Jokowi to inspect the ranks of honor and was followed by the introduction of the delegations of each country.
 
After that, President Jokowi and PM Kishida along with the delegation headed to the meeting room for a bilateral meeting.
 
PM Kishida in his introductory remarks expressed his appreciation for President Jokowi’s arrival to Japan.
 
“Welcome to Japan, I really appreciate the arrival of President Jokowi as chairman of the G20. Thank you also for the warm welcome when I visited Indonesia at the end of April,” said PM Kishida.
 
PM Kishida also expressed his gratitude for the condolences of President Jokowi and the Indonesian people to the former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe.
 
“We will continue to defend democracy and continue the work of the deceased to strengthen good relations and cooperation with Indonesia,” said PM Kishida.
 
Meanwhile, President Jokowi also expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome during his visit to Japan. President Jokowi again expressed his condolences for the death of former PM Shinzo Abe.
 
“On behalf of the Indonesian people, I once again express my deep condolences for the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He is the leader of Japan who has brought the relations between our two countries into a Strategic Partnership,” said President Jokowi.
 
On this occasion, President Jokowi also expressed his gratitude for Japan’s support for the Indonesian Presidency at the G20.
 
“I hope PM Kishida will attend the G20 summit later in Bali, in November,” said President Jokowi.
 
After the bilateral meeting was over, the two leaders then headed to the Big Hall, the Japanese PM’s Office to give a joint press statement.
 
Accompanying the President were Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of SOEs Erick Thohir, Minister of Investment/Head of BKPM Bahlil Lahadalia, and the Indonesian Ambassador for Japan Heri Akhmadi.
 
Tokyo, 27 July 2022
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