President Jokowi to visit S Korea, Russia

11 May, 2016 | Source: Antara News

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is set to visit South Korea and Russia from May 16 to 20.

President Jokowi will pay a state visit to South Korea at the invitation of President Park Geun-hye and a working visit to Russia to attend the ASEAN-Russian Summit, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said in a press briefing at the Presidential Office here on Tuesday.

"South Korea is one of Indonesias main partners in the fields of trade, investment and tourism. It will also serve as Indonesias partner to accelerate industrialization (in Indonesia)," she said.

While in South Korea, President Jokowi will meet President Park, and hold a one-on-one business luncheon and round-table discussion with 20 top South Korean businessmen.

He will also address the Asian Leadership Conference, a major discussion forum in South Korea. The theme of the conference this time is leadership and innovation.

On May 18, the Indonesian leader will leave for Russia to attend the ASEAN-Russian Summit in Sochi and hold bilateral talks with several partners.

The conference will also mark the 20th anniversary of ASEAN-Russia partnership, the minister said.

"Of course, we will sign several MoUs (Memorandum of Understanding) during the presidents visits to South Korea and Russia," she said.

President Jokowi had earlier paid a working visit to Busan, South Korea at the end of 2014.(*)

 

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