Pakistani Prime Minister Invites President Joko Widodo to visit the Country
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VOI NEWS 19.03.2017, 13.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has invited President Joko Widodo to visit his country and hope the visit could be done in 2017. The state visit of the Indonesian President is the most awaited by the Government and people of Pakistan since the visit of Pakistani President Mamnoon Husein to Indonesia in 2016. It was stated by Pakistani Ambassador to Indonesia, Mohammad Aqil Nadeem in a special interview with Voice of Indonesia recently in Jakarta.
“Last year, Pakistani President was here at the invitation of President Widodo to Indonesia. He met a number of political leaders here as well and this year we are expecting President Widodo to visit Pakistan. Pakistani Prime Minister has sent his invitation in 2016. Now we expect President Widodo to visit Pakistan,” he said.
Ambassador Nadeem added that Pakistani government hoped other high-ranking officials from Indonesia such as ministers, especially the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense also visit the country along with the President’s visit. Ambassador Nadeen moreover hoped the Indonesian parliament members can also participate in the visit // (Rezha/trs.Alika)
Indonesian Minister Calls for transportation facilities for Lebaran travelers
Indonesian Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi appealed to all regions to arrange transportation facilities for the post-fasting Ied al-Fitr or Lebaran travelers this year . The minister said while inspecting Sampit Seaport in East Kotawaringin District, Central Kalimantan, on Saturday (March 18) that he has come to inspect the seaport and airport conditions, notably Sampit Seaport. The number of travelers passing through this airport is usually high. Based on the available data, the number of passengers passing through this seaport during the Lebaran season last year stood at 27 thousand. They departed to Semarang in Central Java and Surabaya, East Java. Sumadi was inspecting two seaport terminals, namely the Sampit Terminal designed specifically for passenger ships and Bagendang Terminal for containers. Earlier, Sumadi also inspected the Kumai Seaport in West Kotawaringin District to inspect the preparations of the port for the Lebaran season in 2017, which is expected to fall on the fourth week of June ////ant