Jakarta – The highlight of Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s official visit to Indonesia today is his four-eye meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
The meeting will take place at the presidential palace, Istana Merdeka, here.
Muhyiddin is scheduled to arrive at the palace at 10.30am (11.30am in Malaysia) and will be accorded an official welcoming ceremony before the meeting.
The face-to-face meeting between both leaders will see strict adherence to Covid-19 preventive standard operating procedures (SOPs).
A Malaysian diplomat in Indonesia shared with the media recently the significance of the meeting between the two leaders.
“There are several matters that are of interest to both countries that require the highest level, face-to-face and heart-to-heart discussions,” said Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia Datuk Zainal Abidin Bakar.
Both leaders will hold a joint press conference later before performing the Friday prayer at the Baiturrahim Mosque within the palace complex.
The president, who is popularly known as Jokowi, will host an official banquet for the visiting Prime Minister and his small entourage at another presidential palace, the Istana Negara here, again with strict SOPs.
Muhyiddin, who arrived here at 4.30pm on Thursday, will conclude his official visit in less than 24 hours.
The visit is held at the invitation of the Indonesian President; and this is Muhyiddin’s first official visit since assuming office in March last year. – Bernama