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Indonesia welcomes Pres. Moon, bilateral summit held Updated: 2017-11-09 20:00:10 KST

Let's start things off with president Moon Jae-in's first ever state visit.
The result of his meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo were unveiled through a joint press conference.
They agreed to upgrade ties to 'special strategic partnership' and to launch new high-level dialogue on defense and foreign issues.
While discussing North Korean threats, the two leaders expressed 'grave' concern over the regime's nuke test and reaffirmed their support for the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
On the economic front, the Moon and Widodo promised to boost bilateral trade volume to 30 billion dollars by 2022.
As for next year's winter games to be hosted by South Korea's Pyeongchang and the Asian Games in Jakarta, they also agreed to support each other to ensure the events' success.
Plus they intend to explore ways to utilize those sporting events for the facilitation of people-to-people exchanges.
Also Seoul agreed to simplify visa issuance process for Indonesian tourists.
Before sitting down for talks, a grand welcoming ceremony was held at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, about 60 kilometers away from the capital.
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