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26
January
On the third day of his five-country visit, President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo arrived in Islamabad, Pakistan after a 1-hour, 15-minute flight from New Delhi, India on board of Indonesian Presidential Aircraft-1.
 
Arriving at 02.30 pm Local Time or at 04.30 pm West Indonesia Time at Nur Khan Air Base, Islamabad, Pakistan, President and Mrs. Iriana was greeted by Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain and Madam Begun Mahmooda Mamnoon.
 
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Pakistan Iwan Suyudhie Amri and Deputy Head of Protocol of Pakistan Muhammad Junaid Wazir also welcomed President Jokowi and Mrs. Iriana.// (Release of Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)
 
26
January
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana attended the 69th Indian Republic Day Parade in Rajhpat, New Delhi, Friday morning, January 26, 2018.
Upon arrival at Rajhpat, President and Mrs. Iriana was greeted by Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 
 
After attending the 69th Indian Republic Day Parade, President and Mrs. Iriana and entourage left for Islamabad, Pakistan via Air Force Station, India at 13:45 PM Local Time.
 
Following President Joko Widodo and Mrs. Iriana on the flight to Islamabad, Pakistan are Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Special Staff Coordinator President Teten Masduki, Presidential Secretariat President Heru Budi Hartono, Director General of Protocol and Consular Ministry of Foreign Affairs / KPN Andri Hadi, Special Staff of President Ari Dwipayana, Military Secretary of President Marsda TNI Trisno Hendradi and Commander of Presidential Security Force Maj. Gen. TNI (Mar) Suhartono. (Release of Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)
26
January
 
President Joko Widodo encouraged the strengthening of cooperation between Indonesia and Vietnam in a number of respects. During a bilateral meeting with the Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, on the sidelines of the ASEAN-India Summit held at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave Hotel, New Delhi, India, on Friday, January 26, 2018, he raised the discussion about two main points that need to be made the attention of both countries.
 
"First, I want to re-emphasize the importance of accelerating the completion of negotiations on exclusive economic zone (ZEE)," he said.
 
The discussion is expected to create stability in the waters of both countries such as preventing the occurrence of incidents or tension in the waters. In addition, negotiations on ZEE can also be accompanied by cooperation in the wider field of terrorism and maritime handling.
 
"In this regard I welcome the achievement of a preliminary agreement relating to the ZEE delimitation area last November.I asked that the two countries' negotiating teams be able to immediately reach a shared understanding of the potential delimitation of the ZEE boundary," he continued.
 
Meanwhile, the second focus the president has been trying to raise is the policy in the automotive sector that Vietnam implements. The policy regulates the standards and requirements of vehicles imported into the country.
 
The Head of State said that to comply with the policy taking effect as ofJanuary 2018 takes considerable time and cost. The President expressed his concerns if the policy had implications for the disruption of increased trade cooperation between the two countries over the past three years.
 
"I see that the policy could have negative implications for Indonesian exports to the Vietnamese market, especially for completely build-up vehicles and completely knock-down vehicles," he said.
 
To that end, President Joko Widodo asked the Prime Minister of Vietnam to provide an opportunity for Indonesia to learn more detailed rules and policies.
 
"I hope the Vietnamese government can provide an opportunity for Indonesia to study this policy, consider differences in standards and regulations between countries, and provide a transition period for the exporting country," he said.
 
President Jokowi also urged that six agreements in education, law, gas utilization in the border region of the continental shelf, rural development, strengthening of maritime security cooperation, and coal supply signed last year can continue to be implemented.
 
After the meeting, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said that both countries have discussed the issue of ZEE delimitation. "We have held talks 10 times, there is progress but we have to push for progress," said Retno.
 
On the occasion, President Jokowi and PM Nguyễn immediately instructed his staff to accelerate the completion of ZEE.
 
Accompanying the President during the meeting, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung and Special Staff Coordinator of President Teten Masduki./// (Release Protocol, Press and Media Sector Secretariat of the President)
 
26
January
On the sidelines of the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) held a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Taj Diplomatic Enclave Hotel, New Delhi, India, Thursday, January 25, 2018.
In the meeting, President Jokowi conveyed the importance of efforts to increase economic cooperation because bilateral trade between the two countries actually have began to grow since last year but still far from its real potential.
"Therefore, efforts to increase trade should be continuously done including eliminating trade barriers," said the President.
Another thing that was conveyed by President Jokowi is the high tariff increase on vegetables oil to India.
An increase in palm oil tariff will affect Indonesia's palm oil exports. "If Indonesia's palm oil exports are dwindling, I believe it will also affect the fulfillment of the growing Indian market," he said.
 
Therefore, President Jokowi hopes the Indian government  reconsider tariff policy on vegetables oil.
 
As for the architecture of the Indo-Pacific region, President Jokowi wants to invite key countries in the region to discuss the concept of Indo Pacific.
 
"My advice, this concept is developed based on openness, inclusive, based on the spirit of cooperation," said President Jokowi.
 
As a very active country in IORA, President Jokowi believes PM Modi will agree to strengthen the IORA. "So that the Indian Ocean Circle can be a stable and prosperous area," said President Jokowi.
 
President Jokowi also appreciated India's support for the ASEAN-led Mechanism including the East Asia Summit (EAS).
 
"Indonesia has proposed the start of maritime cooperation in the EAS which is also supported by India," said President Jokowi.
 
Therefore in the future, maritime cooperation will be one of the priorities of cooperation between the two countries.
 
Meanwhile, at the beginning of the meeting, President Jokowi said that the bilateral relations between Indonesia and India are getting stronger, especially since President Jokowi's meeting with PM Modi in December 2016 in India.
 
"To maintain the momentum of this close cooperation, I invite Your Honor to visit Indonesia this year," said President Jokowi.
 
Indonesian, President Jokowi invites PM Modi to Indonesia to discuss bilateral cooperation in detail.
 
Also present were the President, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Special Staff Coordinator of President Teten Masduki and Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Sidharto Suryodipuro. (Release Protocol, Press and Media Sector Secretariat of the President)
 
26
January
A peaceful, stable and prosperous ecosystem must be formed in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean circles in the Indo Pacific Circle. This was conveyed by President Joko Widodo when speaking at the ASEAN - India Commemorative Summit at India Prime Minister Retreat session with the Head of State / Head of ASEAN Government in Rasthrapati Bhawan, Thursday, January 25, 2018.
"I believe through ASEAN-lead mechanism and through the ASEAN-India partnership,  a peaceful, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region can be achieved," said the President.
 
The President further said the Indo-Pacific concept can naturally be developed based on the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation of ASEAN where all key countries have become parties to the treaty.
 
"The development of the Indo-Pacific concept, should also be carried out openly, transparently, inclusively based on the habit of dialogue; based on the desire to work together and uphold the international law, "the President said.
 
With such a concept, the President continued, unhealthy rivalry that can lead to "power projection" can be avoided. 
 
The development of the Indo-Pacific concept would be good if carried out through a building block approach, among others by strengthening bilateral and plural-lateral cooperation such as ASEAN-India, strengthening regional mechanisms such as IORA in the Indian Ocean, and ASEAN-lead Mechanisms, especially East Asia Summit (EAS) Pacific Ocean; Linkage and integration of the mechanisms of cooperation between the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
 
"The strengthening of building blocks will also create an Indo-Pacific region that became one of the main sources of economic growth, trade and industrial centers of the world," said President.
 
The President underscored that maritime cooperation is key in the development of Indo-Pacific region architecture and Indonesia has a strong commitment in enhancing maritime cooperation through both IORA and EAS.
 
"I want to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for India's support for ASEAN's centrality. I am optimistic that ASEAN and India will be the backbone of Indo-Pacific cooperation," said the President.
 
At the beginning of his speech, the President said that last year, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of ASEAN. At the same time we also commemorate 25 years of ASEAN-India partnership.
 
"If for the past 50 years, ASEAN has succeeded in creating a peace and welfare ecosystem in Southeast Asia then the ASEAN-India partnership should also be able to contribute equally to the wider region," the President said.
 
Also present at the ASEAN - India Commemorative Summit were  President Joko Widodo and Mrs. Iriana, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita. (Release of Protocol, Press and Media of the Presidential Secretariat)
25
January

President Joko Widodo arrives at Palam Air Base, New Delhi to attend the 2018 ASEAN-India Summit Celebration at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave Hotel.According to Antara's report in New Delhi on Thursday, President and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo arrived at PalamAir Base at around 12:15 local time or 13:45 pm after a state visit to Sri Lanka.Prior to attending the ASEAN-India 2018 Summit, President Jokowi and First Lady along with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Ms. Savita Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan Palace held a luncheon following the "Retreat" session entitled "Maritime and Security Cooperation" with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.The heads of state / government attending the event were Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Long, Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Can-o-cha, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, Prime Minister Laos Thongloun Sisoulith, Burmese Leader Da Au Aung San Suu Kyi, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, Prime Minister of Brunei Darussalam Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.Then Jokowi visited the Mughal Gardens with other ASEAN heads of state / government.The ASEAN-India 2018 Summit Summit at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave Hotel will host a plenary meeting entitled "Value and Grace Together".President Jokowi is also scheduled to attend the cultural program event held by PM Modi.A number of agendas planned by Indonesia at the ASEAN-India 2018 Summit are maritime cooperation, economic cooperation and political-security cooperation.///ANTARA/AHM

 

25
January

On the second day in a series of state and working visits of President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo to five countries, Thursday, January 25, 2018, the President and entourage depart for New Delhi, India to attend the ASEAN-India Summit.
But before leaving Sri Lanka, President and Mrs. Iriana had breakfast together with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremensinghe along with Madam Maithree Wickremasinghe at Temple Trees, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

 

The President and his entourage will depart from Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka and upon arrival in New Delhi, India, President and Mrs. Iriana will head straight for Rasthrapati Bhawan (Official resident of President of India) to attend a Lunch for Heads of State / Government of ASEAN Members by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind.


After lunch, President Jokowi will attend the Prime Minister of India Retreat with Head of State / Head of ASEAN Government at the same location.


In the afternoon, the President is also scheduled to attend some official agenda of the ASEAN-India Summit at the Taj Diplomatic Enclave Hotel, New Delhi. Heads of State will attend the ASEAN welcoming ceremony- India Commemorative Summit and the launch of the ASEAN -India Commemorative Stamps.


The summit to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the cooperation between India and the members of ASEAN will then be completed with a plenary session that features the theme 'India Shared Values, Common Destiny, a review of 20 paintings exhibition by ASEAN-India painters to dinner by Prime Minister of India .


In the evening after the ASEAN-India Summit, President Jokowi is also scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Release: Division of Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)

25
January
 
Indonesia and Sri Lanka agreed to work together with a focus on economic and trade cooperation. In addition, President Joko Widodo and Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena also paid great attention to capacity building cooperation, and Indo Pacific cooperation.
 
In the field of economy and trade, President Jokowi pushes the economies of the two countries become more competitive. This was conveyed by President Jokowi in a bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo, Sri Lanka, on the afternoon of January 24, 2018.
 
"One of them is through the establishment of Free Trade Agreement (FTA). And I'm excited because the FTA assessment has started, "said President Jokowi.
 
President Jokowi asked FTA negotiations to be done gradually starting with Trade in Goods (TIGs) negotiations. Given that Indonesia has made such arrangements with some countries, President Jokowi expects FTA-TIGs negotiations to be completed in no more than 2 years.
 
"I welcome the agreement to form Trade and Investment Working Group," said President Jokowi.
 
The Working Group is tasked with addressing and overcoming trade and investment barriers and in parallel negotiating trade agreements.
Indonesia also welcomes the "Cross Regional Cumulation" cooperation in the tobacco sector that has been in effect since 2014 and expects the same arrangements to be made for fabrics.
The President also expressed Indonesia's readiness to participate in infrastructure development in Sri Lanka. One of the contents of the discussion that will be followed up is the plan of PT INKA to export passenger cars / goods to Sri Lanka.
 
In addition, Sri Lanka is one of Indonesia's priority countries in capacity building cooperation. Therefore, President Jokowi proposed cooperation in disaster management and education.
 
"As fellow countries vulnerable to natural disasters, both countries need to strengthen cooperation to improve preparedness and awareness, and disaster impact management," said President Jokowi.
 
Meanwhile, for cooperation in the Indian Ocean region. President Jokowi sees there is a huge economic potential there. Indonesia and Sri Lanka can contribute to the realization of a peaceful, stable and prosperous Indian Ocean Region. It is also time for the Indian Ocean circle to be associated with the Pacific Ocean of Indo-Pacific cooperation.
 
"This Indo-Pacific cooperation should be open and transparent; inclusive; and respect international law. This cooperation should also be based on mutual trust (confidence building) and habit of dialogue, "said the President.
 
The architecture of the area would be good if it was built through the building blocks approach.
 
"This is where the role of IORA where Indonesia and Sri Lanka become members, becomes important," said the President.
 
Meanwhile, upon arrival at the Presidential Secretariat at 6 pm Local Time, President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo were greeted by President Sirisena and Mrs. Jayanthi Pushpa Sirisena in front of the ceremony grounds. After that, President Jokowi and President Sirisena headed for Honorary Dais to attend a state ceremony.
 
In the evening, President and Mrs. Iriana attended a state dinner at President's House.
 
Also present was accompanying President Jokowi and Mrs. Iriana, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Special Staff Coordinator of President Teten Masduki, Indonesian Ambassador to Sri Lanka I Gusti Ngurah Ardiyasa, Head of Anti Narcotics Agency-BNN Komjen Budi Waseso and the Head of BNPP (Basarnas) Marshal Madya TNI Muhammad Syaugi.// (Release Division of Protocol, Press and Media Secretariat of the President)
 
25
January
VOI News - On the sidelines of a state visit to Sri Lanka on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi)  received a courtesy visit by Sri Lanka Parliament Opposition Leader Rajavarothiam Sampanthan at the Hilton Hotel Colombo, Sri Lanka.
 
President Jokowi also welcomed the visit aimed at encouraging concrete and beneficial cooperation for both countries. Moreover, diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Sri Lanka have been well established for more than six decades.
 
"In my visit to Sri Lanka, I would like to encourage the strengthening of cooperation in various fields, especially in the economic field," said President.
 
One of them is by establishing Free Trade Agreement and building capacity cooperation. Therefore, President Jokowi hopes that Indonesia can be given an opportunity to participate in Sri Lanka's economic development.
 
"I look forward to the support of the Sri Lankan parliament in strengthening the Indonesia-Sri Lanka relationship, including through enhancing close cooperation between parliaments," he said.
 
In addition, President Jokowi also expressed the readiness of Indonesia to exchange experiences with Sri Lanka related to nation-building, given Sri Lanka's strong commitment to post-conflict resolution in 2019.
 
"As in Sri Lanka, the process of nation building is also continuously strengthened in Indonesia which has a pluralism with Pancasila as the philosophical foundation of the nation," said the President.
 
Accompanying the President in the meeting were Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Indonesian Ambassador to Sri Lanka I Gusti Ngurah Ardiyasa. (Release Protocol, Press and Media Division of Secretariat of the President)
 
 
24
January

After 4 hours and 10 minutes flight, Indonesian Presidential plane-1 carrying President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo along with the entourage arrived at Colombo International Airport, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 12:05 pm Local Time (WS ) or at 13:35 pm.
Indonesian Ambassador to Sri Lanka I Gusti Ngurah Ardiyasa and Sri Lanka State Protocol Chief Hasan Rizvi welcomed President Joko Widodo and Mrs. Iriana right in front of the plane door.
The President was greeted by Sri Lankan Foreign Minister. Mrs. Iriana was also welcomed by a bouquet of flowers by a pair of Sri Lankan children.
Before leaving the airport, the President firstly signed the 'Golden Book'. (Bidang Pers & Media Sekretariat Presiden) 
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