Indonesian president Joko Widodo to visit Pakistan and India

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Islamabad: President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo will address the Joint Sitting of the Parliament (Majlis-e-Shoora) on Friday 26th January, 2018. Indonesian President Joko Widodo will be the 17th foreign dignitary who will address National Assembly/ Senate/ joint sitting of the Parliament/constitutional Assembly of Pakistan. President Joko Widodo will arrive New Delhi on 25th January to attend the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit and will also be the Chief Guests at the Republic Day celebrations the following the day.

During his visit of India President Joko Widodo is expected to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where both leaders will hold the first meeting of the Security Dialogue between India and Indonesia. President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo will be the second President of Indonesia who will address the joint sitting of the Parliament of Pakistan.

Earlier President of Indonesia Dr. Ahmed Soekarno had addressed the National Assembly of Pakistan on 26 June 1963. The foreign dignitaries who had addressed the National Assembly/ Senate/ joint sitting of the constitutional Assembly of Pakistan include Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, President of Philippines Diodas Macapagal.

Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mrs. Bandaranaike, President of Turkey Kenan Evren, President of Palestine Yasser Arafat, President of France François Mitterrand, Speaker Majlis-i-Shura-i-Islami of Iran Hujjatul Islam Mehdi Karroubi, President of Iran Ali Akbar Hashmi Rafsanjani, Speaker Majlis-i-Shura-i-Islami of Iran Hujjatul Islam Ali Akbar Nategh Nouri, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, Queen Elizabeth-II, Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, Prime Minister of China Li Kegiang and President of China Xi Jingping.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has the honour to address the Joint Sitting of the Parliament thrice.

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