President Yudhoyono arrives in Poland

President Yudhoyono arrives in Poland

President Susilo Yudhoyono (ANTARA/Nyoman Budhiana)

Warsaw (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Yudhoyono and entourage arrived at Warsaw's Chopin International Airport in Poland at 3 pm local time or 9 pm Western Indonesia Standard Time on Tuesday afternoon.

Accompanied by Madame Ani Yudhoyono, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Djoko Suyanto, Education and Culture Minister Muhammad Nuh, Minister/State Secretary Sudi Silalahi and Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, President Yudhoyono was than driven to his hotel.

The president will begin his state visit and hold a series of bilateral meetings in Poland on Wednesday. Poland is the second leg of Yudhoyono's tour of three nations from September 1 to 7, 2013.

Yudhoyono's visit to Poland this time was the third visit of Indonesian president to Poland since the opening of Indonesia and Poland diplomatic relations in 1959.

Presidential Spokesman, Teuku Faizasyah, said that during staying in Poland, Yudhoyono is scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with Polish President Bronisaw Komorowski, Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Senate Chief Bogdan Borusewicz.

In the bilateral meetings, the two sides will discuss, according to Faizasyah, cooperation on trade, investment, mining, energy, environment, defense and security.

The first state he visited in his current tour was Kazakhstan. After Poland, the president will continue his trip to Russia to attend a G20 summit in that country.