JAKARTA – Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin was accorded an official welcome at the Merdeka Palace here Friday in conjunction with the Malaysian Prime Minister’s two-day official visit to Indonesia.
Muhyiddin arrived at the palace at 10.30 am and was greeted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
Muhyiddin then inspected a guard-of-honour mounted by the Indonesian Presidential Security Force.
The prime minister flew into Jakarta Thursday to begin the official visit, which signifies the strong relations between the two countries over the past 62 years.
This visit is Muhyiddin’s first to a Southeast Asian country after he was appointed prime minister on March 1, 2020.
Muhyiddin is scheduled to have a four-eye meeting with Jokowi, as the Indonesian President is fondly called, and the visit will provide a platform for the two leaders to further strengthen bilateral relations and cooperation.
The two leaders are expected to hold a joint press conference following the talks.
The visit would also allow Malaysia to highlight the government’s latest policies and its stand, particularly on issues of mutual concern and benefit.