Indonesian President’s Vietnam visit to push up strategic partnership

(VOVWORLD) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will pay a state visit to Vietnam starting on Tuesday, on the occasion of his attending the World Economic Forum on ASEAN. 
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Indonesian Ambassador Ibnu Hadi speaks to a VOV reporter pior to President Joko Widodo's first state visit to Vietnam starting September 11, 2018.

President Widodo’s first state visit to Vietnam is expected to boost the multi-faceted strategic partnership between the two countries. During an interview with the Voice of Vietnam, Indonesian ambassador Ibnu Hadi said Vietnam and Indonesia established a strategic partnership in 2013, and since then have developed their cooperation in various fields. The visit will continue the achievements following Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong’s visit to Indonesia last August and the visit to Vietnam by President Widodo for APEC 2017.

“During this visit, the two countries will sign an Action Plan for the next 5 years. The signing of some MoUs is expected to foster bilateral cooperation in various fields including economics, politics, and culture. I’m optimistic that with the economic growth and achievements Vietnam and Indonesia have gained over the past 3 years, the targeted turnover of 10 billion USD is likely to be reached by 2020, with priorities given to automobiles, and rice exporting,” said Ambassador Hadi. 

President Widodo is expected to have talks with President Tran Dai Quang, and meet Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong.