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Indonesian President arrives in Dhaka

Indonesian President arrives in Dhaka

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has arrived in Dhaka on Saturday (Jan 27) on a two-day official tour to Bangladesh. Bangladesh President Md. Abdul Hamid welcomed the Indonesian President at Hazrat Shahjalal International airport in the afternoon, local media reports said.

President Hamid will host dinner in honour of his Indonesian counterpart at the Bangabhaban in the evening. Before the dinner, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali will also meet the Indonesian president at Sonargaon hotel.

Widodo will visit Savar National Memorial to pay homage to the martyrs of the Liberation War on Sunday. He will also visit Bangabandhu Museum in the Dhaka's Dhanmondi to pay respect to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Later, the Indonesian president will attend a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office.

Widodo will leave Dhaka for Cox’s Bazar to visit Rohingya camps on Sunday noon.

Indonesia has been supportive from the beginning of Rohingya crisis. In September last year, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi visited Dhaka and discussed the Rohingya issue with top Bangladeshi officials.