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Tuesday, 17 February 2015 10:52

State Visit of Indonesian President to Brunei Darussalam

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His Excellency President Joko Widodo or fondly known as “Jokowi” has arrived in Brunei Darussalam for a two-day state visit. The official welcoming ceremony for the President and his delegation was held at Istana Nurul Iman.

On his way there, some 4,000 school children including 150 Year Five students from SMSS lined the streets up along the main road waving flags of both countries to give the Indonesian President  a warm and joyous welcome.

His entourage includes First Lady Hajah Iriana, Coordinating Economic Minister Sofyan Djalil, Trade Minister Rachmat Gobel,Manpower Minister,Hanif Dakhiri,as well as Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi.

President Jokowi is  scheduled to make a visit to historic places in Brunei Darussalam and a state banquet will be held by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah in honour of  President Jokowi.

His Excellency will observe the Brunei LNG plant and hold a meeting with the Indonesian community in the country.

In the spirit of Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) solidarity, it is tradition on the part of a new head of state to immediately conduct introductory visits to fellow Asean member states.

The Indonesian president’s three-country swing has taken him to Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam, with the Philippines as his final stop.
His visit plans to enhance economic cooperation and bilateral ties thereby building on the positive and friendly relationship between Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam.