Indonesian President arrives in Pak after India visit

Islamabad: Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday arrived in Pakistan on an official visit after taking part in the ASEAN-India Summit and the 69th Republic Day celebrations.

The Indonesian President, along with his wife Iriana Joko Widodo, arrived in Islamabad for a two-day state visit, reported Geo News.

Widodo was accorded with a 21-gun salute”>salute on his arrival in Pakistan.

The visiting dignitary addressed the joint session of Parliament today. Joko Widodo became the second President of Indonesia who addressed the joint sitting of the Parliament.

Earlier, President of Indonesia Dr Ahmed Soekarno had addressed the National Assembly of Pakistan on June 26, 1963.

According to the reports, Joko Widodo will hold a one-on-one meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi which would be followed by delegation-level talks between the two countries on Saturday.

The two countries are likely to ink agreements to enhance cooperation in several fields.

Indonesia is the eighth largest trading partner of Pakistan and Pakistan’s largest trading partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).