Jakarta, 10 Jumadil Akhir 1438/09 March 2017 (MINA) – Former President Susilo Yudhoyono (SBY) was scheduled to meet President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the Merdeka Palace, here, Thursday.
“That is right. SBY had requested for a meeting with Jokowi, and he is expected to be received by Jokowi this noon,” Antara quoted presidential spokesman Johan Budi as saying.
The closed-door meeting was also confirmed by several unanimous sources at the presidential palace.
Earlier, the media had reported that SBY had requested for a meeting with President Jokowi.
Budi had noted that a meeting between SBY and the head of state was just a matter of time, as they had no personal issues.
Minister/State Secretary Pratikno had earlier remarked that a meeting between SBY and Jokowi would most likely be held after the simultaneous regional head elections on February 15, 2017. (T/RS5/RS1)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)