Indonesian president arrives in Berlin

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and his entourage arrived in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday night local time or early Monday morning Indonesia time for a five-day state visit to European countries.

The presidential aircraft RI-1 carrying President Jokowi and his entourage landed at the Tegel International Airport in Berlin at 8:45 p.m. local time, or 1:45 a.m. West Indonesia Standard Time.

During the trip, the president was accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Agung, Trade Minister Thomas Lembong, and presidential staff/presidential communication team member Ari Dwipayana.

On arrival at the Tegel airport, President Jokowi was greeted by Indonesian Ambassador to Germany Fauzi Bowo and Deputy Chief of Protocol of the Federal Republic of Germany Kondrat H. Arzvob Straussenberg.

The Indonesian president left the Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in East Jakarta at 8:30 a.m. local time on Sunday for Berlin, with a stopover in Abu Dhabi.

Dwipayana remarked that the president was on a working visit to Germany, Britain, Belgium, and the Netherlands at the invitation of leaders of the European countries.

The visit is aimed at forging cooperation with the European Union, particularly in the economic field, as well as at strengthening tolerance and building global peace.

He said during the visit, Indonesia will highlight the importance of cooperation in trade, investment, maritime affairs, and water management.

Source: Antara News