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Article - Indonesia's Jokowi arrives in PH for state visit

Indonesia's Jokowi arrives in PH for state visit

(UPDATED) Presidents Jokowi and Aquino are set to discuss migrant worker issues, maritime cooperation, defense, and trade
Published 12:19 PM, Feb 08, 2015
Updated 8:48 AM, Feb 09, 2015

MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived in the Philippine capital Manila on Sunday, February 8, for his first state visit to the country.

Jokowi, accompanied by his first lady Iriana, arrived at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City Sunday afternoon, flying in from state visits in Malaysia and Brunei.

Vice President Jejomar Binay led the welcoming party at the airbase.

Dressed in traditional batik shirt, Jokowi and his party were whisked away minutes after arrival without making any statement.

"In the spirit of ASEAN solidarity, it is tradition on the part of a new head of state to immediately conduct introductory visits to fellow ASEAN Member States," the Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement Saturday, February 7.

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