Indonesian President Jokowi Has Arrived in Kyiv, Ukraine to Meet Zelenskyy and Start Peace Mission
After traveling for approximately 11 hours from Poland, the train carrying Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and the First Lady, Mrs. Iriana Jokowi, arrived at Platform 1 of Kyiv Central Station, Ukraine, Wednesday (29/06/2022), at around 08.50 local times.
|President Jokowi and Mrs. Iriana arrived at Kyiv Central Station, Ukraine, Wednesday (29/06/2022) morning local time. (Photo: BPMI Setpres/Laily Rachev)
After the train car doors opened, the President and Mrs. Iriana were greeted by the Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Senik, Head of the Ukrainian-Indonesian Intergovernmental Relations Commission Taras Kachka, and officials from the Indonesian Embassy in Kyiv.
The President and Mrs. Iriana will be in Ukraine to carry out a number of activities, starting with visiting the rubble of the Lipky Apartment complex in Irpin City.
The President and Mrs. Iriana are also scheduled to visit the Ukrainian Center for Endocrine Science and Surgery, Endocrine Organ and Tissue Transplantation in Kyiv City.
In the afternoon, President Jokowi will go to the Maryinsky Palace to have a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Then, President Jokowi and Mrs. Iriana and their limited entourage will return to Kyiv Central Station and then head to Przemysl Station in Poland using the same train.
Previously, the President was attending the G7 Summit in Elmau, Germany, and urged the G7 countries to seek peace in Ukraine.
Before his departure for Munich, Sunday, June 26, 2022, President Jokowi admitted that the peace effort will not be easy.
"Indeed, this effort is not easy, but we Indonesia will continue to strive (to tackle the problems)," said the President.
"After Germany, I will visit Ukraine and will meet with President Zelenskyy. The mission is to invite the President of Ukraine, President Zelenskyy, to open a space for dialogue in the context of peace, to build peace because war must be stopped and those related to the food supply chain must be reactivated," said the President in his statement at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang, Indonesia before takeoff.
After visiting Ukraine, President Jokowi will head to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin. On that occasion, President Jokowi will carry the same mission of peace and would invite President Putin to open a space for dialogue and stop the war in Ukraine.
"Once again, with the same mission, I will invite President Putin to open a dialogue room and as soon as possible to carry out a ceasefire and stop the war," he continued.