This is the second time Indonesian President Widodo has visited Vietnam on a state visit. The first visit took place in September 2018.
The two leaders inspect the guard of honor.
Vietnam fires a 21-gun salute to welcome the visit of Indonesian President Widodo. (Photo: VNA)
Since its establishment on December 30, 1955, bilateral relations and multifaceted cooperation between both sides have been nurtured and developed by generations of leaders and peoples of the two countries. In 2013, bilateral relations reached new heights as the two sides established a strategic partnership.
Immediately after the official welcome ceremony held at the Presidential Palace, the two State leaders hold talks on measures aimed at further strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries which were elevated to new heights in 2013.
In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is currently Vietnam’s third-largest trading partner, while the country makes up Indonesia’s fourth-largest trading partner.
The visit is expected to further contribute to tightening the traditional friendship between the two nations, which has been nurtured and developed for nearly seven decades.
Earlier on the same day, Indonesian President Joko Widodo pays floral tribute to President Ho Chi Minh.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo laid a wreath at the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi on January 12 as part of his official visit to Vietnam.
He also lays wreaths at the Monument to Heroic Martyrs.