Glasgow, 3 November 2021 (TDI): The President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo met with the US President, Joe Biden on the sidelines of the COP26 UN Climate Change Summit,  on 1st November 2021.

The agenda of the meeting was to discuss enhancing the bilateral relations between both countries. Both sides determined to continue the US-ASEAN and East Asia Summits in October.

In the meeting, Joe Biden highlighted that Indonesia is the strategic partner of the US. Moreover, Jokowi leadership in the Indo-Pacific region is needed for the stability of the region.

On the other hand, President Jokowi thanked Joe Biden for providing health assistance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the reports, the US has delivered 13.4 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Indonesia. 

The core objectives of the meetings of COP26 are to discuss climate change effects, renewable energy, reforestation, and global carbon emission issues. All respective countries stressed taking such initiatives to save nature and Earth.

During the first in-person meeting of Indonesia and its US counterparts, Joe Biden reiterated the US commitments to ASEAN and showed its willingness to support the Indonesian government’s initiatives toward climate change.