Sunday Afternoon, Jokowi Arrives In Indonesia After COP28 Dubai Activities
Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta, Sunday (3/12/2023) (ANTARA)

JAKARTA - Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) arrived at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Force Base, Jakarta, Sunday, December 3 after completing a working visit to the COP28 World Climate Action Summit (WCAS) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (PEA).

The Presidential Secretariat in Jakarta informed the Indonesian Presidential Aircraft-1 which brought President Jokowi and his entourage to land in Jakarta at 10.15 WIB, after traveling about 10 hours from Dubai.

The President's arrival in Jakarta was welcomed by Pangdam Jaya Maj. Gen. Mohamad Hasan, Kapolda Metro Jaya Inspector General Pol Karyoto, Pangkoopsud I Marsda TNI Bambang Gunarto, and Danlanud Halim Perdanakusuma, Marsma TNI Adrian P Damanik.

Previously, the plane carrying the President first transited at Kualanamu International Airport, Deli Serdang Regency, North Sumatra Province at around 06.30 WIB to refuel.

After about 1.5 hours of transit, President Jokowi continued his journey to Jakarta with First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo who had already been in Deli Serdang Regency.

President Jokowi and his entourage took off from Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai, PEA, on Saturday (2/12) at around 21.00 local time. Also accompanying President Jokowi on a flight from Dubai, namely Minister of State Secretary Pratikno.

In a series of activities of the COP28 World Climate Action Summit (WCAS), the President conveyed Indonesia's efforts to achieve the target of net carbon sinks or clean carbon absorption in the forestry and land sectors by 2030, through systematic and innovative steps.

One of the efforts made was to implement a permanent moratorium on forest openings covering about 66 million hectares of primary forest and peatlands since 2019.

"We have also rehabilitated three million hectares of degraded land and 3 million hectares of peatlands. Now the results are starting to be felt, Indonesia's deforestation rate has decreased by 75 percent, the lowest in 20 years," he said.

On the agenda of the Presidency Session on Protection Nature for Climate, Lives, and Livelihoods in the World Climate Action Summit (WCAS) COP28, at Al Waha Theater, Expo City Dubai, Dubai, PEA, Jokowi also conveyed the target of rehabilitating 600 thousand hectares of mangrove land in Indonesia by 2024.

In addition, President Jokowi also invited state leaders to continue collaborating and initiate forestry cooperation.

The President emphasized that Indonesia is open to sharing experiences in forest and land management.

"Indonesia has initiated trilateral forestry cooperation, Indonesia, Brazil, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We are also ready to share experiences and knowledge in forest and land management," he said.

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