Jokowi, Albanese ride bikes as diplomatic wheels turn – Asia and Pacific




Tokyo, Japan   ●  
Mon, June 6, 2022

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese heralded a deepened relationship with close neighbour Indonesia, pledging stronger cooperation on trade, security and climate change during his first bilateral visit on Monday.

Before the formal talks began, Albanese accompanied his host, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, for a ride through the presidential palace in Bogor on bamboo bicycles.

Stressing the importance of engaging with Southeast Asia’s largest economy, Australia’s new prime minister brought a high-profile business delegation to Indonesia, along with Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Trade Minister Don Farrell.

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