To tackle the spread of covid-19, President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana implemented health protocols, including wearing face masks and maintaining distance.
Besides First Lady Iriana, President Jokowi was also accompanied by a number of ministers, including Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, State Secretary Minister Pratikno, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Arilangga Hartarto and State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir.
"The visit is part of Prime Minister Suga's first overseas trip after taking office," said Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi during a virtual press briefing last week.
"This visit shows Japan's commitment to continue to improve bilateral relations with Indonesia," the foreign minister stated.
During a recent telephone talk between the two leaders, Prime Minister Suga mentioned that he wishes to build an excellent relationship with President Jokowi and strengthen Japan’s strategic partnership with Indonesia, a country that shares basic values and historical ties in a wide range of fields with Japan.
In response, President Jokowi offered his congratulations on Prime Minister Suga’s appointment to office and also stated that he hopes to further develop relations with Japan as an important partner.