A readout supplied by the Indonesian authorities stated that Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan additionally met with Trump’s advisers, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, alongside with the CEO of the Worldwide Improvement Finance Company (DFC), Adam Boehler.

“Within the meeting, (the minister) conveyed his greetings, gratitude and appreciation from President Joko Widodo for President Donald Trump’s continued assist and co-operation between Republic of Indonesia and the USA,” in line with a translation of the Indonesian readout.

Trump has largely prevented showing in public since he misplaced the election to Joe Biden, remaining in the White Home as his authorized crew makes an attempt to problem the outcome in a number of states. Since November 12, in line with his official schedule, he has had no public occasions aside from updates on the coronavirus and conferences with Vice President Mike Pence.

The President is anticipated to participate in a digital APEC summit Friday, however his involvement shall be restricted to non-public occasions closed to the press. It stays unclear whether or not Trump will participate in digital meeting of G20 leaders over the weekend, hosted by Saudi Arabia. If he doesn’t, Trump can be the primary US president to not seem at a G20 because the group started holding leaders’ summits in 2008.

In that context, the meeting with a comparatively obscure overseas minister has raised some eyebrows. In addition to his dialog with Trump, Luhut had extra conferences with Vice President Mike Pence and nationwide safety advisor Robert O’Brien. He mentioned “joint vaccine manufacturing between United States and Indonesia” with Pence and “strategic partnerships between Indonesia and United States in the protection and expertise sectors, whereas exchanging views on world geopolitical subjects” with O’Brien.

The readout additionally had a fastidiously worded line in regards to the relationship between Indonesia and the USA in the wake of the election.

“On behalf of President Joko Widodo, I wish to specific my gratitude and appreciation for President Donald Trump. Regardless of the official consequence is for the US election, friendships should be maintained,” it stated. “We’ll all the time be pals. I additionally hope that good communication like this, with the White Home could be established after January 2021.”

The White Home has not responded to MeSlop’s request for a readout of the meeting.

Previously week, Trump’s crew has made a lot of overseas coverage strikes that would restrict President-elect Biden’s choices when he takes workplace in January, together with motion on China, Afghanistan and Iran.