Indonesian president Joko Widodo began a visit to Malaysia on February 5 at the official invitation of Emir Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah.

The three-day visit, President Joko Widodo’s first to Malaysia, intends to foster bilateral relations between the two countries.
The president is slated to hold talks with Prime Minister Najib Razak on Feb. 6 on issues related to labourers, maritime borders, and the economy, as well as regional and international matters of mutual concern.

Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Herman Prayitno said the inaugural visit to Malaysia is significant to both nations, reflecting cooperation in politics, the economy, and culture between the two countries.

According to Malaysia’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, Indonesia is Malaysia’s sixth largest trade partner worldwide and the third biggest trading partner in the ASEAN, with bilateral trade valued at 19.4 billion USD in 2013 and 16.9 billion USD in the first 11 months of 2014.-VNA