President Jokowi Meets British Prime Minister Cameron

British PM Cameron shakes hands with President Joko Widodo in front of office, 10 Downing Street, Loncon
British PM Cameron shakes hand with President Joko Widodo in front of office, 10 Downing Street, Loncon

London, 13 Rajab 1437/20 April 2016 (MINA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) held talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron at the latters office here on Tuesday.

President Jokowi arrived at 10, Downing Street, which is the official residence and the office of the British prime minister, at around 10.30 a.m. local time.

Prime Minister Cameron greeted the Indonesian leader who arrived in a black sedan, Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) reported, quoting Antara.

The two leaders shook hands and posed for photos before entering the British prime ministers office.

Among those accompanying the president at the meeting were Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Chief of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Franky Sibarani.

Jokowi left Jakarta for Europe on Sunday morning for a five-day state visit which will take him to Germany, Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Member of the presidential communication team Ary Dipayana said on Sunday the president was visiting the four European countries at the invitation of their leaders.

The visit was aimed at forging cooperation with the European Union (EU), particularly in the economic field as well as strengthening tolerance and building global peace.

Ary said the EU is one of Indonesias strategic traditional partners in facing new global challenges.

Trade between Indonesia and the EU reached US$26.14 billion last year, making the 27-nation bloc Indonesias fourth biggest trade partner.

The EU was also the third biggest foreign investor in Indonesia, with investment value reaching $2.26 billion in 2015. (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)