Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) will conduct a state visit to Manila, Philippines, on April 28, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir mentioned in Jakarta on Tuesday.

“The foreign minister would accompany Jokowi during his visit as part of the preparations for the Asean Summit and as a follow-up visit for Philippines President Duterte visit to Indonesia last year,” Arrmanatha said.

According to him, throughout the assembly, the 2 leaders will focus on the efforts to enhance cooperation between Indonesia and Philippines so as to enhance financial development and public welfare of every nation.

“One of the topics that would be discussed is the cooperation for improving the agriculture sector,” he famous.

Arrmanatha added that Jokowi and Duterte would focus on the implementation of maritime border points and the efforts to curb cross-border crimes resembling medicine smuggling, trafficking, and terrorism. Both leaders would focus on maritime safety as effectively.

The leaders may also signal two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in agriculture and enchancment in connectivity.

“The agriculture cooperation includes exchange of experts, joint research program, and forming a joint working group. The connectivity improvement will involve the Joint Declaration for Sea Connection,” Arrmanatha remarked.

Source: politics.com.ph