Former President Yudhoyono meets President Jokowi

Former President Yudhoyono meets President Jokowi

Former President Soesilo Yudhoyono. (ANTARA FOTO)

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Former President Susilo Yudhoyono (SBY) was scheduled to meet President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the Merdeka Palace, here, Thursday.

"That is right. SBY had requested for a meeting with Jokowi, and he is expected to be received by Jokowi this noon," presidential spokesman Johan Budi stated.

The closed-door meeting was also confirmed by several unanimous sources at the presidential palace.

Earlier, the media had reported that SBY had requested for a meeting with President Jokowi.

Budi had noted that a meeting between SBY and the head of state was just a matter of time, as they had no personal issues.

Minister/State Secretary Pratikno had earlier remarked that a meeting between SBY and Jokowi would most likely be held after the simultaneous regional head elections on February 15, 2017. 

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