Indonesian president to visit Pakistan on Jan

ISLAMABAD: Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived in Pakistan today on a two-day visit.

The head of state and his wife were received by President Mamnoon Hussain and senior government officials at the Nur Khan Airbase in Chaklala, Rawalpindi.

A 21-gun salute we held as President Widodo disembarked from his plane.

The visiting dignitary will address the joint session of Parliament today, which is scheduled to begin at 6pm.

He will be only the second president of Indonesia to address the Joint Sitting of the Parliament.

Before him, President of Indonesia Dr Ahmed Soekarno had addressed the National Assembly of Pakistan on June 26, 1963.

President Mamnoon will host a state banquet in honour of his visiting counterpart later today.

On Saturday, President Joko Widodo will hold a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, which will be followed by delegation-level talks between the two countries.

Various agreements and MoUs are expected to be signed on the occasion.

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