President Joko Widodo received credentials from eleven Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (LBBP) to the Republic of Indonesia. One who handed over the credentials was Lyudmila Georgievna Vorobieva, Russian Ambassador LBBP. After receiving credentials, Jokowi invites eleven newly assigned dubes in Indonesia to chat casually on the Veranda of Merdeka Palace. The ambassadors lined up to take turns talking with Jokowi.
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi admitted there was a discussion about the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Indonesia when Jokowi conversed with the Russian ambassador. “The plan is at a glance discussed,” said Retno, after accompanying Jokowi received credentials from the ambassadors, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (4/4/2018).
Nevertheless, Retno stressed that the talks have not reached the time of visit. Because, Putin himself recently re-elected as President of Russia and has not been sworn in officially. “President Putin will be inaugurated in May so confirmation of exactly when (to Indonesia) will be delivered after President Putin’s official inauguration,” said Retno. In March, Retno had visited Moscow, Russia, for a bilateral meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister. Bilateral issues were discussed at the meeting, including Putin’s planned visit to Indonesia.