JAKARTA, NNC - Indonesia President Joko Widodo is attending a number of activities in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea on Saturday (11/17).
Bey Machmudin, Deputy for Protocol, Press and Media at the Presidential Secretariat, in a statement received in Jakarta on Saturday, said that after holding a bilateral meeting with Solomon Islands Prime Minister (PM) Rick Houenipwela, President Jokowi continued his working visit to APEC Haus to attend a number of activities in the APEC Summit series.
Arriving at APEC Haus at around 3:30 a.m. local time, the President was welcomed by Papua New Guinea PM Peter O'Neill.
After shaking hands and taking pictures, the President was accompanied by Justin Tkatchenko, Minister of Land and Spatial Planning (Minister of APEC) to the room where the heads of state / head of government gathered.
After that the President and the heads of state / head of the APEC government took a photo together. They also seemed to wave to the journalists who captured the moment. After a joint photo session, the President then heads to the ABAC Meeting Room to attend the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) presentation to the heads of state / heads of APEC governments. The event was then immediately coupled with a "breakout session" in which state leaders discussed in several different small spaces.
During the meeting which lasted about one hour, the delegates who accompanied the President also watched from the "viewing room".
The delegation included Maritime Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Minister of State Pratikno.
In addition, Indonesian Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Ronald JP Manik, Head of Country Protocol Andri Hadi, Director General of Asia-Pacific and Africa Ministry of Foreign Affairs Desra Percaya, and Special Staff of President Adita Irawati., As quoted by Antara.