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President Jokowi to receive highest medal of honor from Timor-Leste

Antara News - January 26, 2016

Jakarta – Timor-Leste President Taur Matan Ruak will bestow the country's highest medal of honor, Grande Colar de Ordem de Timor-Leste, on President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in a ceremony at the presidential palace in Dili, Tuesday.

President Jokowi, accompanied by First Lady Iriana, is on a state visit to Dili, Ari Dwipayana of the presidential communications team noted in a statement.

The highest medal of honor will be awarded after President Jokowi and Ruak hold a one-on-one conversation.

It is Jokowis first state visit to Timor-Leste, according to information from the Indonesian foreign ministry.

The head of state is accompanied by the coordinating minister for economic affairs, foreign affairs minister, cabinet secretary, and youth and sports minister.

The visit is aimed at strengthening bilateral relations, reaffirming Indonesia's commitment to becoming a major development partner of Timor-Leste. Jokowi is also scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Timor-Leste Prime Minister Maria De Araujo.

President Jokowi and his Timor-Leste counterpart are expected to discuss issues and efforts to step up cooperation in trade, investment, energy, and infrastructure development, among several others.

The two countries leaders will also reiterate their joint commitment to accelerating solutions to land and maritime border issues.

They will also witness the signing of five memoranda of understanding on cooperation in: youth and sports, archives, climatology and geophysics, search and rescue, and energy and mineral resources.(*)

Source: http://www.antaranews.com/en/news/102752/president-jokowi-to-receive-highest-medal-of-honor-from-timor-leste