President Jokowi to welcome Queen of Denmark

President Jokowi to welcome Queen of Denmark

Queen of Denmark, Margrethe II (second left) together with President Jokowi inspects honour guards in Indonesian Presidential Palace, Jakarta, today. The queen with her husband, Prince Consort will be in Indonesia for three state visit. (ANTARA FOTO/Widodo S Jusuf)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo, in the company of First Lady Iriana, will welcome Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, who is on a state visit, at the Merdeka Palace today.

The president and the first lady are scheduled to host Queen Margrethe II and Prince Consort during a state welcoming ceremony at 10 am local time.

Thereafter, at 11:10 am local time, the Indonesian and Royal Danish Governments will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU).

According to a previous Antara report, Queen Margrethe II noted that her first official visit with the prince consort, minister, businessmen, and investors to Indonesia aims to establish mutual understanding and strengthen ties between the two countries.

Queen Margrethe II is the daughter of King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid. King Frederik passed away in 1972 and Queen Ingrid in 2000.

Denmark is a country following a liberal democracy as the political system is based on a constitution that was enacted in 1953.

Executive powers are in the hands of the government (prime minister), with the Queen (Margrethe II) playing the role of head of state.

Legislative powers are held by the parliament (Folketing), while the judicial power is held by the Supreme Court, which is chosen by the Queen.