Kamis , 06 July 2017, 23:05 WIB

Jokowi, Erdogan witness signing of health, economic cooperation agreements

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) shake hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at White Palace, Ankara, Turkey, on Thursday, (July 6).
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) shake hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at White Palace, Ankara, Turkey, on Thursday, (July 6).

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, ANKARA -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan witnessed the signing of documents of agreements on health and economic cooperation at the White Palace here on Thursday.

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno LP Marsudi signed the document of agreement on health cooperation, while Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita signed the document of inauguration of negotiation on Indonesian-Turkish Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IT-CEPA).

"I welcome the signing of the two cooperation agreement documents between the governments of Indonesia and Turkey in the fields of health and the launch of negotiation on Indonesian and Turkish Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement," Jokowi stated.

Erdogan expressed his interest in establishing cooperation and partnership in various fields with Indonesia.

It is becoming more important for Turkey and Indonesia to forge cooperation and partnership in various fields, Erdogan noted.

Jokowi commenced his state visit to Turkey by holding a meeting with Erdogan on Thursday.

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Head of Media and Information Press Bureau of the Presidential Secretariat Bey Machmudin had remarked on Wednesday that Jokowi's first agenda on Thursday morning was a visit to the Attaturk Mausoleum, the tomb of Turkish first president Kemal Ataturk, to lay a wreath.

In the afternoon, Jokowi and his entourage headed to the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Turkey to meet Erdogan.

According to Marsudi earlier, Jokowi discussed economic development and security cooperation with his Turkish counterpart.

Additionally, Jokowi discussed cooperation in the field of counterterrorism with Erdogan.

Marsudi stated that Jokowi would enhance cooperation on economic development by inaugurating the Indonesia-Turkey Comprehensive Economic Partnership (IT-CEPA).

Indonesia and Turkey would also develop cooperation in the strategic industry sector.

After meeting Erdogan, Jokowi held one-on-one meetings with business sector leaders.

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