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Brownsville Texas - City of Brownsville Welcomes President of Indonesia 20 May 2022 ( news )
Brownsville , state Texas ( By Press Release office)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CITY OF BROWNSVILLE WELCOMES PRESIDENT OF INDONESIA
President Joko Widodo makes trip to Brownsville , Texas to visit Starbase .
BROWNSVILLE , Texas ( May 14 , 2022 ) – Today , the City of Brownsville welcomed President of Indonesia , Joko Widodo . The president flew into the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport for a two hour visit at Starbase with Elon Musk , co - founder and Lead Designer of SpaceX .
Honorable Andre Omer Siregar , Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia , stated “The President of the Republic of Indonesia visiting Texas for the first time is very special . . . I am hoping that this visit will inspire more economic cooperation and people to people cooperation . ”
President Joko Widodo currently serves as Chair of the G20 Summit and has the goal of uniting Russia and Ukraine at the upcoming session . This is the first time the head of state has visited Texas and the beginning of a long - term relationship between Brownsville and Indonesia . During this inaugural visit , President Widodo was welcomed by District 1 Commissioner , Nurith Galonsky .
“It’s a real honor for the City of Brownsville to host President Joko Widodo . Of all the cities in Texas , to be selected as a first visit to Texas he selected Brownsville . We look forward to working with the Indonesian government to continue partnering and building our international relationship , ” said Commissioner Nurith Galonsky
For more information or to schedule media interviews , please contact the Communications and Marketing Department at communications@brownsvilletx . gov or ( 956 ) 547 - 6505 .
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