Jumat , 07 July 2017, 02:40 WIB

Jokowi, Erdogan discuss Qatar issue at bilateral meeting

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) was greeted with a state ceremony at the Turkey's White Palace, locally known as the Beyaz Saray, by the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) was greeted with a state ceremony at the Turkey's White Palace, locally known as the Beyaz Saray, by the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, ANKARA -- President Joko Widodo and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have discussed the conflict involving Qatar and the Arab states in a bilateral meeting at Beyaz Saray, the Turkish Presidential Palace in Ankara.

This information was conveyed by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in a joint press statement after the bilateral meeting, Thursday, around 14:00 local time.

"In addition to bilateral issues, we also discussed various international issues, including the Qatar conflict, among others," President Jokowi said.

President Erdogan, who delivered his first press statement in Turkish, also stated the same.

President Jokowi, who delivered his statement in Indonesian, affirmed that Qatar's problems with the Arab countries were expected to be resolved soon.

According to President Jokowi, the issue could ideally be solved through good communication and constructive dialogues.

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"We hope the issue can be resolved through good communication and dialogue among the countries," he remarked.

The long-standing bilateral meeting resulted in several agreements to increase cooperation on trade and investment, strategic industry and counter-terrorism.

On the same occasion, a joint memorandum of understanding between the Governments of Indonesia and Turkey on health cooperation was signed, and the Indonesia-Turkey Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IT-CEPA) was concluded.

After the agenda was completed, President Jokowi attended a lunch at the palace, which is also known as the White Palace.

Sumber : Antara