JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo arrived in Moscow on Thursday, June 30, to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Kremlin, KOMPAS TV reported.
Jokowi, who was accompanied by First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo, landed at Vnukovo International Airport after a two-hour of flight from Poland by the Indonesian flag carrier Garuda Indonesia GIA-1.
He is scheduled to meet President Putin to carry out a mission of peace following his talk with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the Maryinsky Palace in Kyiv a day before.
To reach Kyiv, Jokowi took an 11-hour train journey from the Polish city of Przemysl. He then took the same train to return to Poland before flying to Moscow.
As for the meeting with President Putin, Jokowi also offered to carry a message from Zelenskyy.
His trips to Kyiv and Moscow were held after attending the G7 Summit in Schloss Elmau, Germany as a guest.
Accompanying Jokowi were Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung.
Earlier, Chief of the Indonesian Presidential Staff, Moeldoko, stated that Indonesia chose to actively pursue world peace through Jokowi's peace mission to Ukraine and Russia when other countries preferred to remain silent or take sides, State News Antara reported.
"This is a very good momentum for us to build national pride. At a time when other countries choose to remain silent or take sides, Indonesia chooses to actively work for peace," he said.
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