Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received a state visit from Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Friday.

On the occasion, Rendang, meat slow-cooked in coconut milk and spices, was offered in the lunch menu for President Jokowi and PM Muhyiddin.

"The rendang menu is typical of Indonesia, which of course, must also be enjoyed by state guests. Other items on the menus are all hot and warm," Head of the Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono remarked during a virtual press statement from the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Friday.

Hartono noted that the luncheon was served with strict adherence to health protocols. All dishes, including the cutlery, will be served directly at the table and have passed the sterilization process.

State guests will take food independently as part of the strict application of health protocols.

"During the luncheon, state guests will take food independently. Everything is served at the dining table, and all are sterile. There are forks, plates, and others that are prepared in a heated sterile place," he stated.

During the meeting, the two countries will discuss several matters, including economic cooperation, regional security, bilateral relations, and efforts to deal with COVID-19 by the two countries.

This state visit to Indonesia is Muhyiddin Yassin's first since being appointed as prime minister of Malaysia in March 2020.

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Translator: Rangga Jingga, Azis Kurmala
Editor: Suharto
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