Monday, 17 June 2019 | 11:34 WIB

Airlangga and Cak Imin Holding Closed Meeting, Are They Discussing 2019 Presidential Election?

Golkar Party Chairman Airlangga Hartarto.

JAKARTA, NNC - Chairman of the Golkar Party Airlangga Hartarto made a visit to the Central Office of the National Awakening Party (PKB), Central Jakarta, Wednesday (7/4/2018) afternoon, to meet with Chairman of the PKB Muhaimin "Cak Imin" Iskandar.

Airlangga who wore yellow batik clothes arrived at the PKB office around 5.56 pm accompanied with Secretary General of Golkar Party Lodewijk Freidrich Paulus and some officials of Golkar Party management.

Before going upstairs to the second floor to meet Cak Imin, Airlangga admitted his arrival to the PKB office is to have social gathering with Cak Imin.

"Just having social gathering in the month of Shawal," Airlangga said.

Airlangga was welcomed by Cak Imin on the second floor. "How is Mr. [President] Jokowi," said Cak Imin started the meeting.

Airlangga also replied casually, "Alhamdulillah [thanks God] good, we come coincidental with today's July 4," said Airlangga as quoted by Antara.

Cak Imin then responded again: "Then we have 30 days, right," he said, greeted with laughter from both PKB and Golkar cadres.

After that, journalists were sent to outside of the room as the meeting was a closed meeting. During the meeting, Airlangga was accompanied by the Secretary General of Golkar Party Lodewick F Paulus, Chairman of Jakarta Regional Representative Council Agus Gumiwang, Chairman of Opinion Raisings and Media Promotion Ace Hasan, Treasurer of Golkar Party Robert J Kardinal and Economic Chief Aziz Syamsudin.

Meanwhile Cak Imin was accompanied by PKB Secretary General Abdul Kadir Karding and other PKB officials.

It remains unknown what was discussed in the closed meeting but certainly the meeting was part of the political constellation ahead of the 2019 presidential election (Pilpres).

This visit is the second time the Minister of Industry made visits to senior political party. Previously, he visited the Chairman of the United Development Party (PPP) M Romahurmuziy at the PPP central office.