President Jokowi Welcomes Malaysian PM at Bogor

10 January 2023 00:25

President Joko Widodo welcomed Malaysia's newly elected prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim at Presidential Palace in Bogor this morning. This became Anwar Ibrahim's first official overseas trip since he took the office.

In a joint press statement, prime minister Anwar Ibrahim said Malaysia intends to contribute to the development of Indonesia’s new capital, Nusantara on their shared Borneo Island.

Indonesia is the region’s largest economy and a traditional first diplomatic destination for new leaders in the 10-member Association of Southeast Asia Nations. The two leaders witnessed the signing of agreements for economic cooperation estimated to be worth USD263 million.