NTT Express, Jakarta - The President of Republic Indonesia Ir. Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is the first Asian leader to meet Putin and Zelensky on a Peace Mission during the Russia vs Ukraine War. President Jokowi, on his Instagram account @jokowi on Wednesday, wrote that Indonesia started the peace mission to Ukraine with good intentions.
The President and First Lady Iriana departed from Platform 4 of Przemysl Glowny Station, Przemyśl, Poland, on Tuesday night for Kyiv, Ukraine, on a special train journey, with a travel time of about 12 hours, “We started this peace mission with good intentions. I hope it goes well," he said.
President Joko Widodo and his entourage boarded the extraordinary train prepared by the Ukrainian government, which was also used by state leaders who had visited Ukraine before.
Arriving at the gate of the Mariyinsky Palace, Kyiv, Jokowi and First Lady Iriana Jokowi and his entourage consisting of Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung were greeted by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, on Wednesday (29/06/2022) afternoon at around 15:00 Ukrainian time.
President Jokowi is on a mission to build peace, stop war, and encourage dialogue during his visit to Ukraine in conflict with Russia. From Kyiv, the president is scheduled to continue his trip to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on June 30, 2022.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi in her statement in Munich, Germany, before her departure to Poland said that she had carried out intensive communication with various parties regarding President Jokowi's visits to Ukraine and Russia.
Intensive communication has been carried out with the President of the International Red Cross, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Turkish Foreign Minister, and the Secretary General of the United Nations.***