Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and President-elect Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, have agreed to continue consultation on leadership transition.

"Alhamdulillah Jokowi and I have the same thing in mind. We agree to continue consultation and to create a new tradition in order to make the transition of government as good as possible," President Yudhoyono stated in a joint press conference with Jokowi here on Wednesday evening.

Yudhoyono noted that his first two-hour-long meeting with Jokowi on Wednesday was the start of the consultation process in the transition of leadership and government.

"We have agreed that what we discussed this evening will be further technically deliberated by Jokowis transitional team and the ranks of the current administration," the president remarked.

"By having opened the doors of consultation in the transition of leadership and the government later, the consultation team of Pak Jokowi is now able to officially consult with the ranks of the current government that I will assign later," the president noted, referring to more detailed discussions.

Meanwhile, Jokowi assessed that the consultation meeting with Yudhoyono was a new tradition because it fulfills his objective to ensure continuity between the current and the next government.

"This is a new tradition that we are going to build between President Yudhoyonos government and the new government later," Jokowi emphasized.

He admitted that during the meeting he also heard several views and opinions of President Yudhoyono, but the technical matters will be discussed later.

"The technical matters will be discussed later by the transitional team and the related ministries," the president-elect noted.

Editor: Ella Syafputri
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