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President Jokowi Arrives in New Zealand

Jakarta – From Sydney, Australia, President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo continue their journey to Wellington, New Zealand, using the presidential plane of Indonesia-1 on Sunday (18/3/2018).

Taking off from Kingsford-Smith International Airport, Sydney at 17:37 local time or 13:37 pm, the plane carrying President and Mrs. Iriana along with the entourage arrived at Wellington Military Airport.

Quoting official statements, Finance Minister and New Zealand Sports Minister Grant Robertson, Indonesian Ambassador to New Zealand Tantowi Yahya, and New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia Trevor Matheson welcomed the arrival of President and Mrs. Iriana.

From the airport, President and Mrs. Iriana headed straight for the hotel where to stay while in Wellington. Arriving at the hotel, hundreds of Indonesians welcomed the arrival of President and Mrs. Iriana.

The visit to New Zealand is a state visit that also marks the 60th anniversary of Indonesia-New Zealand diplomatic relations.

The visit will also be used by the Head of State to conduct meetings starting from bilateral meetings with Prime Minister and New Zealand Governor General to meet with a number of CEOs in a business forum.

Accompanying President and Mrs. Iriana on the flight to Wellington were Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto, State Secretary Pratikno, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, and Head of BKPM Thomas Lembong.

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