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President Joko Widodo received an honorable visit from the Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on Monday, October 15, 2018. The second meeting took place warmly in Veranda Istana Merdeka, Jakarta.

During the meeting, the Head of State was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Retno Marsudi. While the Palestinian Foreign Minister was accompanied by the Palestinian Ambassador to Indonesia Zuhair Al-Sun.

After the meeting, Retno Marsudi explained that the intention of the arrival of the Palestinian Foreign Minister was to express gratitude to the Indonesian government for the consistent support of  Indonesia to Palestine.

"Palestine again expressed its appreciation to Indonesia for the relationship and support that Indonesia has always given to Palestine. Earlier it was conveyed, wherever the Palestinian issue was discussed, he saw that there was always Indonesia," said Retno.

The honorable visit of Riyad al-Maliki is a series of Solidarity Week for Palestine activities that began on Saturday, October 13, 2018, yesterday to October 17 next. (biro pers) 



President Joko Widodo received a courtesy call from Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Wan Azizah Wan Ismail at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, Tuesday, October 9, 2018. The meeting was held in the President's office at around 10:00 WIB.

During the meeting the President was accompanied by Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendi, and Head of the National Agency for Placement and Protection of Indonesian Workers (BNP2TKI) Nusron Wahid. While Wan Azizah seemed to be accompanied by three delegates.

After the one-hour meeting, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told journalists that Wan Azizah's arrival was an introductory visit in her capacity as Malaysian Deputy PM.

"In the discussion, the point is that as the closest country, a close allied neighbor, the leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia agree to intensify communication between the leaders of the two countries, because with good communication if problems occur, it will be easier to solve the problem,"  Retno said.

According to Retno, the two leaders said that Indonesia's relationship with Malaysia was in a very good condition and needed to be improved. The President also entrusted Indonesian citizens who lived and worked in Malaysia during the discussion.

"We also talk about the issue of education for the children of our migrant workers in Malaysia," she continued.

Regarding this matter, the Minister of Foreign Affairs said that for Sabah and Sarawak now Indonesia already has a community learning center (CLC), but not for the Peninsula.

"Therefore, Indonesia requests that the community learning center can also be established or exist on the Peninsula because the number of Indonesian children living there is quite a lot," she said.


President Joko Widodo released the Indonesian contingent for the 2018 Asian Para Games. The release ceremony was held in the central courtyard of the Merdeka Palace on Tuesday, 2 October 2018.

In his remarks, the Head of State advised 296 athletes to be able to show their best abilities during the upcoming 2018 Asian Para Games.

"Soon you, ladies and gentlemen, have been included in an international competition at the 2018 Asian Para Games. As the country's best sons and daughters, I entrusted you, ladies and gentlemen, to strive to give the best to this country," the President said.

The president said he had seen firsthand how the Asian Para Games athletes trained hard to prepare themselves for the event. He hopes that the rigorous training can produce results that make Indonesia proud on the world stage.

In addition, the President also reaffirmed Indonesia's target in the event. The 8th position and 16 gold are the expected targets.


WEST JAVA is WONDERFUL. To all visitors, thank you for visiting Wonderful West Java. Please come back again soon ( twitter Ridwan Kamil, Governor of West Java Province )