Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and First Lady Iriana headed to Moscow, Russia, to meet President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin on the fifth day of his working visit abroad.

Based on an official statement received here, Thursday, President Jokowi and Mrs Iriana arrived at the Przemysl Glowny Station in Przemysl City, Poland, Thursday at 6:30 local time.

From the station, the President, First Lady, and their entourage headed to Rzeszow-Jasionka International Airport, Poland, and immediately proceeded to Vnukovo II Airport in Moscow, Russia, by boarding the Garuda Indonesia GIA-1 aircraft at around 9:00 local time.

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In the afternoon, the president is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung are also accompanying President Jokowi and Iriana on the flight to Moscow.

President Jokowi is visiting Russia to conduct a mission of peace and the same reason behind his visit to Ukraine and meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy at the Maryinsky Palace, Kyiv.

At a meeting with President Zelenskyy, Jokowi said his visit to Ukraine was a manifestation of the Indonesian people's concern for Ukraine.

While conversing with Zelenskyy, Jokowi also accentuated Indonesia's stance to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a country.

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Despite being challenging to achieve, Jokowi highlighted the importance of resolving the conflict between Ukraine and Russia and conveyed that the spirit of peace should be maintained.

For his meeting with President Putin, Jokowi also offered to carry a message from Zelenskyy to Vladimir Putin.

Earlier, Chief of the Indonesian Presidential Staff, Moeldoko, stated that Indonesia chose to actively pursue world peace through Jokowi's peace mission to Ukraine and Russia when other countries preferred to remain silent or take sides.

"This is a very good momentum for us to build national pride. At a time when other countries choose to remain silent or take sides, Indonesia chooses to actively work for peace," he noted.

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