Indonesian, Vietnamese presidents to meet in Hanoi

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Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will meet Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet on Wednesday to for a bilateral talk, a press statement said in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The talk is aimed to enhance cooperation and friendship between the two countries.

Before the meeting, President Yudhoyono will put a garland in mausoleum of the first Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh.

President Yudhoyono is also scheduled to meet Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Vietnamese Parliament Speaker Nguyen Phu Trong in the same day.

Besides, President Yudhoyono will receive an honorary visit of leaders of Vietnam Union of Friendship Organization and Vietnam- Indonesia Friendship Association.

The president, accompanied by First Lady Ani Bambang Yudhoyono and several ministers, including Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, are scheduled to arrive in Hanoi on Tuesday evening.

After the visit, President Yudhoyono will attend the 17th ASEAN Summit and related summits, including the East Asia Summit on Oct. 28-30 in Hanoi.

On the sidelines of the summits, President Yudhoyono will have bilateral meetings with several heads of states/administration.

After the summit, Indonesia will receive the chairmanship of ASEAN from Vietnam. The ASEAN Summit in April 2010 decided Indonesia to chair ASEAN in 2011.

Source: Xinhua


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