Vice President Biden hosted Indonesian President Joko Widodo for a lunch meeting today at the Naval Observatory. The Vice President and President Widodo exchanged views on respective political, economic, and foreign policy issues of mutual interest. The Vice President thanked President Widodo for his focus on elevating engagement through the U.S.-Indonesia strategic partnership. The Vice President reiterated the United States’ commitment to advancing peace and prosperity in the region, including by helping to sustain the rules-based international order. The two discussed opportunities to enhance bilateral cooperation and expand multilateral cooperation on strategic issues.