President Jokowi and US Secretary of State discuss Bilateral Issues

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Sunday, August 05 2018 - 18:44 IWST

President Jokowi met with US Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo (Photo Doc of Industry.co.idP)
President Jokowi met with US Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo (Photo Doc of Industry.co.idP)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - President Joko Widodo met with US Secretary of State Michael Richard Pompeo at the Merdeka Palace on Sunday (08/08/2018) to discuss a number of bilateral and international issues.

"On this occasion I will use it to further discuss bilateral and international issues," President Joko Widodo said at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Sunday.

President Joko Widodo was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Budi Bowoleksono and other officials.

"I also received a report from the visit of the Minister of Trade and business delegation to the United States," added the President.

The President said that Indonesia is the largest country in the Southeast Asia region as well as the largest Muslim country in the world.

"We are also proud that democracy is growing rapidly in Indonesia, the challenge faced by all nations today is that how to maintain diversity with each other and respect and indeed I continue to develop diversity," said the President in Indonesian.

While Foreign Minister Pompeo praised Indonesia as one of the United States' strategic partners.

 "I thank you for accepting me here and I just want to say that Indonesia is a strategic partner of the United States and we appreciate the growth of democracy in this country, democracy is something that is highly valued in America," Pompeo said.

Pompeo visited Indonesia on August 4-5 2018. This visit was the first visit of Pompeo after being sworn in as US Secretary of State on April 27, 2018. The former CIA Director had previously visited Malaysia and Singapore.

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