President Joko Widodo arrived at Palam Airport, New Delhi, India (Photo: Antara News)
 
Jakarta (VNA) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived in New Delhi on December 12 to begin his State-level visit to India, the national news agency Antara reported.

This is the first trip to India by the Indonesian President since he took office in 2014.

During the two-day visit, president Widodo will hold bilateral meetings with the host country’s PM Narenda Modi and President Pranab Mukhrjee. He will also meet with 20 executive directors of major enterprises in India.

In addition, the Indonesian President will discuss with Indian leaders measures to boost investment cooperation, especially in producing materials for the pharmaceutical industry.

India is Indonesia’s largest trade partner in South Asia and fourth largest in the world. Bilateral trade reached 14.45 billion USD in 2015.

Indonesia intends to diversify its commodities exported to India rather than leaning on two main products of crude palm oil (CPO) and coal. 

Indonesia may export interior furniture, pharmaceutical materials and other goods to this market.

President Joko Widodo will leave India for Iran on December 14.-VNA