Indonesian President Joko Widodo is going to Beijing on a two-day state visit on July 25 and 26 at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Believed that, is being staged next November around the Jakarta G-20 summit. Before that, he met the heads of governments of various countries including Russian President Vladimir Putin, and Ukrainian President Zelensky.
He is the first foreign leader to visit Beijing in two years, excluding February’s Winter Olympics. Apart from the President of China, he will also meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
China’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Hua Chunying confirmed the matter.
Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah said that the presidents of the two countries will have an open and deep discussion on bilateral and international issues.
Indonesia is the world’s largest producer and exporter of crude palm oil and China is a major consumer of the commodity. The visit comes amid cold relations between the two countries over East China Sea territorial waters and the Natuna Islands.
However, it was not said whether the two presidents will discuss these issues during the visit. The visit is being seen as a green signal for foreign diplomats and heads of state to visit China post-Covid-19.
Md. Rezaul Islam