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Indonesian President, Joko Widodo to address joint sitting of parliament on Jan 26th

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, center, delivers his State of The Nation address ahead of the country's Independence Day at the parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Indonesia president has vowed a fairer distribution of the nation's wealth and a renewed commitment  to protecting diversity after tense months in which the country's reputation for tolerance was undermined by religious tensions and attacks on minorities. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

ISLAMABAD, JAN 12 (DNA) – The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo will address the Joint Sitting of the Parliament (Majlis -e-Shoora) on Friday 26th January, 2018.

Joko Widodo will be the 17th Foreign Dignitary who addresses National Assembly/ Senate/ Joint Sitting of the Parliament/Constitutional Assembly of Pakistan.

The Foreign Dignitary who had addressed National Assembly/ Senate/ Joint Sitting Constitutional/ Assembly of Pakistan includes Shahanshah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, President of Philippines Mr. Diodas Macapagal, President of Indonesia Dr Ahmed Soekarno, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mrs. Bandaranaike, President of Turkey Mr. KenanEvren, President of Palestine Mr. Yasser Arafat, President of France Mr. François Mitterrand, Speaker Majlis-i-Shura-i-Islami of Iran Hujjat Ul Islam Mehdi Karroubi, President of Iran Mr. Ali Akbar Hashmi Rafsanjani, Speaker Majlis-i-Shura-i-Islami of Iran Hojjatol Islam Val Moslemin Mr. Ali Akbar NateghNouri, Chinese President Jiang Zemin, Queen Elizabeth-II, Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao, Prime Minister of China Mr. Li Kegiang and President of China Xi Jingping.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has the Honour to address the Joint Sitting of the Parliament thrice. President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Joko Widodo will be the second President of Indonesia who will address the Joint Sitting of the Parliament. Earlier President of Indonesia Dr. Ahmed Soekarno had addressed the National Assembly of Pakistan on 26 June 1963.=DNA


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