Indonesia Sways East Asian Allies
President Joko Widodo met with Japanese government officials and representatives of companies on Wednesday. In a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Jokowi discussed many topics, from economic cooperation to the plan to carry out joint military exercises in August 2022. "President Joko Widodo's visit is a momentum to strengthen Japan-Indonesia relations that have been going on for 65 years," Kishida said.
Jokowi also met with several leading company representatives, including Toyota Motor Group Corp, Sojitz Corp, Mitsubishi Group Corp, Denso Corp, Sharp Corp, Inpex Corp, and Kansai Electronic Power. Jokowi praised Japan as one of the largest investors in Indonesia with solid characteristics. "I also hope Japanese investors show competitiveness so they can compete with other investors in Indonesia," Jokowi said.