Indonesian President receives guard of honour upon arrival at PM house

Indonesian President receives guard of honour upon arrival at PM house

ISLAMABAD: Indonesian President Joko Widodo was welcomed with a guard of honour on Saturday when he reached the Prime Minister house in Islamabad.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi welcomed the esteemed dignitary on his arrival at PM House in Islamabad.
National anthems of both the countries were played on the occasion. Smartly-turned-out contingents of armed forces presented guard of honour to the President.
JF-17 Thunder jets also displayed a spectacular fly past while presenting salute to the Indonesian President.
The ceremony was also attended by ministers from both the countries.
Earlier, President of Indonesia Joko Widodo addressed the joint-sitting of parliament soon after his arrival on Friday and said that conflicts and wars would benefit no one as people become its major victims and called for unity to maintain peace and stability in the region.
“Conflicts and wars will benefit no one. I repeat: conflicts and wars will benefit no one. The people, mainly women and children always become the most impacted ones in conflicts and wars,” President Widodo said.
The session was chaired by National Assembly Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq and attended by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani, three services chiefs, besides the parliamentarians.
President Widodo is the second president of Indonesia to address the joint sitting as first Indonesian President Dr Ahmed Soekarno had addressed the National Assembly of Pakistan on June 26, 1963.
President Widodo is the 17th foreign dignitary to address the National Assembly and Senate’s joint-sitting. The others who addressed the sitting included leaders from Iran, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Palestine, France, China, Britain, Turkey.
The Indonesian president is on his first visit to Pakistan along with a delegation comprising ministers and businessmen.

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