TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Sunday afternoon had reportedly talked to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call at the Bogor Presidential Office, a government official statement states that both presidents had wished each other a happy Eid al-Adha and continued to talk about bilateral partnerships.
According to the release from the Indonesian presidential palace, Jokowi started the call by wishing a festive Eid Mubarak for Erdogan, First Lady Emine, and the people of Turkey. The same was reiterated by the president of Turkey.
The two then continued to speak about the increasing bilateral partnerships between the two nations and also establishing a possible partnership in the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“From what I understand, Turkey is continuing to develop the vaccine. I am truly glad that both our research and technology ministers have discussed the possibility to establish a partnership in this aspect,” President Jokowi said.
Jokowi also mentioned his hopes for President Erdogan’s future visits to Indonesia after the pandemic will establish even more concrete bilateral partnerships.