Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo arrived at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province to watch the Pertamina Grand Prix of Indonesia or the 2022 MotoGP series on Sunday.

"President Jokowi is scheduled to hand over the trophy to the winner on the podium," the Press, Media, and Information Bureau of the Presidential Secretariat Office informed on Sunday.

Jokowi and his entourage departed from Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten Province, to West Nusa Tenggara at around 10.30 a.m.local time by using the Presidential Aircraft 1.

Arriving at the Zainuddin Abdul Madjid Lombok International Airport in Central Lombok District, President Jokowi directly went to the Mandalika Circuit in the Mandalika Special Economic Zone to watch the MotoGP series, scheduled to start at 03.00 p.m. Central Indonesia Time (WITA).

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After watching the MotoGP race, the Head of State is scheduled get back to the Zainuddin Abdul Madjid Lombok International Airport to take off to the I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, Badung District, Bali Province.

In Bali, Jokowi will inaugurate the opening of the 144th Session of The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and other related sessions taking place at Mangupura Hall, Bali International Convention Center (BICC) in Badung District.

In addition, Jokowi is also planning to hold a meeting with South Korea's National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seug.

After the meeting, the President will return to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Tangerang.

Those joining President Jokowi's entourage included State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) Minister Erick Thohir, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Head of the Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono, Presidential Military Secretary Rear Marshal M. Tonny Harjono, Commander of Presidential Security Guards (Paspampres) Major General Tri Budi Utomo, and Deputy for Protocol, Press, and Media from Presidential Secretariat Office Bey Machmudin.

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Translator: Desca Lidya N, Resinta S
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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