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Jokowi, Mahathir to hold bilateral meetings at Perdana Putra building

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Muhamad were scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting at the Perdana Putra building, Putrajaya, Malaysia, on Friday morning.

The two leaders will discuss various issues, especially regarding efforts to intensify bilateral relations between the two neighboring nations, the Indonesian Presidential Secretariat's Press Bureau noted in a statement.

During the meeting, Jokowi will be accompanied by Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto, Education and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy, and Chief of the Presidential Staff Moeldoko.

First Lady Iriana Jokowi and the host, Tun Siti Hasmah, the wife of Mahathir Muhamad, were scheduled to attend a spouse program.

After the bilateral meeting and spouse program, Mahathir and Hasmah were scheduled to host a luncheon for Jokowi, Iriana, and the entourage at the Dining Hall of Seri Perdana, Putrajaya.

The two leaders will later be part of a mass Friday prayer at Putra Mosque.

Jokowi and his entourage arrived in Malaysia on Thursday evening (Aug 8) for a day-long visit.

On Friday afternoon, Jokowi will head to Singapore to attend Singapore's National Day celebrations at the invitation of the Singaporean government. Jokowi and his entourage will return to Jakarta on the same day.

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