President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo is scheduled to meet with United States President Donald Trump during this week's Group of 20 summit in Germany. (Antara Photo/Yudhi Mahatma)

Jokowi to Meet Trump During G-20 Summit in Germany

BY :NATASIA CHRISTY WAHYUNI

JULY 05, 2017

Jakarta. President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is scheduled to meet with United States President Donald Trump during this week's Group of 20 summit in Germany, a spokesman for the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Wednesday (05/03).

The heads of state of the world's largest economies will attend the summit, scheduled to take place in Hamburg on Friday and Saturday. The G-20 accounts for 85 percent of world's gross domestic product.

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"Some of President Jokowi's scheduled bilateral meetings are with Australia, the Netherlands, the United States, Vietnam and Norway," Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir told Suara Pembaruan.

However, he was unable to provide more detail on the scheduled meetings.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said earlier that Jokowi and Trump may meet on the sidelines of the summit to discuss the growing threat of terrorism in Southeast Asia.

President Jokowi is also scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and top executives from that country prior to the high-level meetings in Germany.

President Jokowi, first lady Iriana, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung and Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) chairman Thomas Lembong departed for Turkey from Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport in East Jakarta on Wednesday morning.

Indonesia and Turkey are set to cement cooperation on health, education, customs and excise, renewable energy and the fight against terrorism. The two countries are also expected to announce a comprehensive economic partnership agreement.

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