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President Joko Widodo gives a press statement before carrying out a working visit to three countries at the Halim Perdanakusumah Airport - 


Voinews, Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday (9/1) began a series of working visits to three Southeast Asian countries the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei Darussalam. In a press statement at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base, Jakarta, President Joko Widodo said his visit is the first in five years.

"This afternoon, a limited delegation and I will make a working visit to the Philippines, Vietnam and Brunei Darussalam. My last visit to these three countries was more than 5 years ago, and they had visited Indonesia. Maybe not once, twice, three times, maybe even five times, for both the prime minister and the president", President said. 

According to the President Special Staff Coordinator, Ari Dwipayana at the Presidential Palace Complex in Jakarta on Tuesday (9/1), the bilateral visit to Brunei Darussalam was to fulfill the invitation of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.

According to Dwipayana, this was also a response to the Sultan of Brunei's previous visit to Indonesia. Apart from that, the President plans to attend Prince Abdul Mateen's wedding during his working visit. Prince Abdul Mateen is the youngest son of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. According to Ari, the President's visit to the three ASEAN member countries was to strengthen friendly relations and cooperation//VOI

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