TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko Widodo alias Jokowi and his entourage have departed for Germany to attend G20 Summit in Hamburg held on July 7-8. Before arriving in Germany, the President will visit Turkey.
Jokowi will pay a courtesy visit on President Erdogan who visited Jakarta in 2015. According to a press release received by Tempo today, the President will discuss two issues: security and economy. In the security sector, the head of state will deliver a message encouraging G20 members to become the solution to global challenges.
Terrorism, among others, will be a major talking point. “The President will be the keynote speaker in the session,” the Presidential Secretariat spokesman Bey Machmudi said.
In the economic sector, President Jokowi will express his concern over tax evasion. The government expects G20 member states to push for an inclusive, sustainable and equitable economy.
“On the sidelines of the summit, the President will hold a bilateral meeting with leaders of friendly countries. That includes the President of the United States Donald Trump,” Bey said.
Jokowi’s entourage includes the First Lady Iriana, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung and the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) chairman Thomas Lembong.