Jokowi and Turnbull  visit Tanah Abang Market
Jokowi and Turnbull visit Tanah Abang Market

Jakarta, 1 Safar 1437/13 November 2015 (MINA) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday to discuss efforts to strengthen the foundation of the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relation and economic cooperation.

In this meeting, the two leaders discussed a number of important things, mostly on economic cooperation, Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) quoted Antara News as reporting.

“The meeting I had with the Prime Minister took place in conducive, productive and friendly atmosphere. We discuss three main points, the first in field of trade, and then in investment and tourism cooperation, ” President Joko Widodo told a press conference.

In his first foreign visit since becoming premier almost two months ago, Turnbull said strengthening economic cooperation was a priority.

‘The overwhelming concern in Indonesia and Jakarta, or in Canberra, is about growth, economic growth, investment and jobs,’ Turnbull said.

‘So trade, investment, economic growth, stronger economies in both Indonesia and Australia for the benefit of both sides is the focus of the discussions,’ Turnbull said.

After the formal meeting, President Joko Widodo, who is popularly known as Jokowi, brouht PM Turnbul watching activities in Tanah Abang Market in Central Jakarta at around 14:40 pm, to introduce the concept of public market to the newly appointed Prime Minister.

The two heads of government took off the jackets they were wearing because the weather was getting hot at 2nd Floor at Tanah Abang Market. (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)