After 57 Years, President of Indonesia Back to Visits Afghanistan

Photo: Setkab RI

Kabul, MINA – President of Indonesia Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo arrived at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday (29/1) for an official visit.

The State visit was the second visit of the President of the Republic of Indonesia to the country after the State Visit of President Soekarno in 1961 ,or 57 years ago, Secretary of the Indonesian Cabinet reported.

At the plane door, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Afghanistan Arief Rachman and Head of the State Protocol of Afghanistan welcomed the arrival of President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana.

The cold air and even snowfall that blanketed Kabul did not diminish the warm welcome of the Afghan government.

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A number of Afghan officials include Vice President Sarwar Danish, Foreign Minister Salahudin Rabbani, Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi, Afghan Ambassador to Indonesia Roya Rahmani, Kabul Governor Mohammad Yaqoub Haidan, Kabul Mayor Abdullah Habibzal welcomed the arrival of President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana.

Afghanistan is the last country visited by President Jokowi during his series of trips to several South Asian countries.(L/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)