Jokowi, Korean President Hold Impromptu Visit in Bogor

Achmad Zulfikar Fazli    •    09 November 2017 19:00 WIB
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Jokowi, Korean President Hold Impromptu Visit in Bogor
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and South Korean President Moon Jae-In (Photo: MTVN/Achmad Zulfikar Fazli)

Jakarta: Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-In in Bogor, West Java on Thursday, November 9, 2017.

Jokowi and Moon conducted an impromptu visit at the Bogor Trade Mall. They then held a bilateral meeting at the Bogor Palace.

During the impromptu visit, Jokowi and Moon bought batik shirts at Kencana Ungu batik shop. They then had some tea at Tong Tji tea cafe.

During the bilateral meeting, the two delegations discussed a wide range of issues, including the Korean Peninsula crisis. They signed a number of agreements, including the memorandum of understanding on industry cooperation.

"Indonesia and South Korea will have a special strategic partnership," the Indonesian Foreign Ministry's East Asia and Pacific affairs director Edi Yusup said in a press briefing last week.

Later this week, Jokowi and Moon will attend the APEC Summit in Vietnam. They will join the leaders' retreat with other Asia-Pacific leaders.