From Sydney, Australia, President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo continue their journey to Wellington, New Zealand, using the Presidential Plan of Indonesia-1, on Sunday, March 18, 2018.
Taking off from Kingsford-Smith International Airport, Sydney, Australia, at 17:37 local time (WS) or 13:37 pm, the plane carrying President and Mrs. Iriana along with the entourage arrived at Wellington Military Airport, New Zealand, at 22.20 Local Time or 16.20 WIB.
Finance Minister who is also New Zealand Sports Minister Grant Robertson, Indonesian Ambassador to New Zealand Tantowi Yahya and New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia Trevor Matheson welcomed President and Mrs. Iriana.
From the airport, President and Mrs. Iriana headed straight for the hotel. Arriving at the hotel, hundreds of Indonesians welcomed the President and Mrs. Iriana.
The visit to New Zealand is a state visit that also marks the 60th anniversary of Indonesia-New Zealand diplomatic relations.
This visit will also be used by the Head of State to conduct a number of meetings, starting from a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister and New Zealand's Governor General, meeting with a number of CEOs in a business forum.
Accompanying President and Mrs. Iriana on the flight to Wellington, New Zealand, is Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, State Secretary Pratikno, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Head of BKPM Thomas Lembong. (Release of Protocol, Press and Media Sector Secretariat of the President)