PUTRAJAYA: President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo or popularly known as Jokowi today arrived at Perdana Putra Building for a four-eyed meeting with Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad to discuss matters of bilateral, regional and international interest.
Jokowi who was on a two-day visit to Malaysia was accompanied by his wife Iriana Joko Widodo.
The Indonesian President tweeted that he would discuss among others on Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia, cross-border cooperation and discrimination against the palm products of the two countries.
Meanwhile, a foreign ministry statement quoted that this was Jokowi’s first visit to Malaysia after his re-election as the Indonesian president for the second term on April 17.
Earlier, Jokowi was accorded an official welcome at the Perdana Square. Jokowi and his wife arrived at the square at 10.30am and were welcomed by Dr. Mahathir and his wife Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Mohd. Ali.
Jokowi inspected a guard of honour mounted by 106 officers and men of the 1st Battalion Royal Malay Regiment led by Maj.Mohd. Shaiful Amir Omar.
Indonesia is Malaysia’s closest and important neighbour and the ninth-largest trading partner globally and the third largest among the 10 ASEAN countries after Singapore and Thailand as quoted by Bernama.
In 2018, the total bilateral trade volume was RM72.02 billion, up by 7.4% from RM71.51 billion in 2017. –Malaysia World News