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OFFICIAL VISIT OF
YAB TAN SRI DATO’ SRI HAJI MUHYIDDIN BIN HAJI MOHD. YASSIN
PRIME MINISTER OF MALAYSIA
TO THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA
4-5 FEBRUARY 2021
YAB Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd. Yassin will be undertaking his inaugural official visit to the Republic of
Indonesia from 4 to 5 February 2021. This will be YAB Prime Minister’s first official visit since assuming office in March 2020.
A.MALAYSIA ACCEPTS INDONESIA’S INVITATION
This official visit will be held based on several reasons, among others:
B. OFFICIAL VISIT HELD IN BRIEF
Given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in Malaysia and Indonesia, YAB Prime Minister has instructed for the duration of the official visit to be less than 24 hours. This request has been conveyed to and was well received by the Indonesian Government.
In order to fulfil the logistical requirements of YAB Prime Minister’s official visit, the President Joko Widodo had personally instructed for the official venue of the visit to be held at Istana Merdeka in Jakarta instead of Istana Bogor in Bogor, West Java.
Programmes for the official visit have also been shortened. The Foreign Minister, YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Hussein, accompanied by a small delegation of senior officials from the Foreign Ministry will hold a discussion with the Foreign Minister of Indonesia, Her Excellency Retno Marsudi before the start of YAB Prime Minister’s official visit.
YAB Prime Minister’s meeting with President Joko Widodo will be held on Friday morning. In the afternoon, both leaders will perform Friday prayers at Baiturrahim Mosque in the Istana Merdeka complex before proceeding to the Official Luncheon hosted by President Joko Widodo. After the luncheon, YAB Prime Minister and the Malaysian delegation will return to Malaysia and undergo mandatory quarantine as prescribed by the Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH).
C. OFFICIAL VISIT WILL BE UNDERTAKEN WITH A SMALL DELEGATION AND STRICT ADHERENCE TO COVID-19
PREVENTATIVE STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP)
To minimize the risks of Covid-19, YAB Prime Minister will be accompanied only by a small delegation comprising the Foreign Minister,
YB Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, and a small group of senior government officials.
The official visit will also be subjected to strict Covid-19 preventative SOP as agreed upon by the MOH, NSC and the Indonesian Ministry of Health. The SOP includes:
D.THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS VISIT TO MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA
In this official visit, the leaders of both countries will discuss efforts to address common challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and several important matters, which include:
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