Indonesian President Joko Widodo to meet Donald Trump, discuss economy at G-20 summit in Germany

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo gestures during an interview with Reuters in Jakarta.
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo gestures during an interview with Reuters in Jakarta.PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo is scheduled to meet United States president Donald Trump at the upcoming G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday (July 8).

The economy will be the main topic raised during the bilateral meeting between the two leaders.

Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi said on Monday (July 3) that they were also scheduled to talk about other bilateral issues, but did not elaborate.

"The focus is the economy," Retno said at the State Palace in Jakarta.

Besides Trump, he will also meet other leaders from Australia, the Netherlands, Norway, Vietnam, Spain and South Korea, she said.

Ahead of the Trump meeting, the Indonesian leader will also meet with leaders from Australia and the Netherlands on Friday.

Retno added that the meeting would be the first time the two presidents had the opportunity to talk intensively.

Previously, both presidents met at the Riyadh Summit in Saudi Arabia in May, but did not have the chance to talk.