Indonesian President's UK Visit

The President of Indonesia will be welcomed to Britain by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh today. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will arrive in London with first lady Ani Bambang Yudhoyono for a three-day state visit.

Hague hopes visit by Indonesian premier will strengthen trade

The Foreign Secretary William Hague underlined the importance of British trade with Indonesia today as President Yudhoyono started a "landmark visit" to the UK.

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Landmark State Visit to UK of President Yudhoyono of Indonesia started today

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UK exports of goods and services to Indonesia were up 28% in 2011. Stronger trade benefits both our countries

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Indonesian President reviews Guard of Honour

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the First Lady are paying an official visit to Buckingham Palace today.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono reviews the Guard of Honour with the Duke of Edinburgh Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh formally greeted The President and Mrs Yudhoyono at Ceremonial Welcome Horseguards.

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during the ceremonial welcome on Horse Guards Parade Credit: Lefteris Pitarakis/PA Wire

This was followed by state carriage procession along the Mall to Buckingham Palace. The Queen will give a State Banquet at the Palace this evening.

Queen Elizabeth II Indonesian President stands with Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono Credit: Oli Scarff/PA Wire

Indonesian President makes state visit to UK

The President of Indonesia will be welcomed to Britain by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh today.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, 59, will arrive in London with first lady Ani Bambang Yudhoyono for a ceremonial welcome at Horse Guards Parade at the start of their three-day state visit.

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Credit: POOL New/Reuters

They will later join the Queen and Prince Philip for a state carriage procession along the Mall to Buckingham Palace, escorted by the Sovereign's Escort.

During the afternoon Dr Yudhoyono will attend a private lunch at Buckingham Palace, where he and his wife will stay throughout their visit.

They will visit Westminster Abbey where the president will lay a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

That afternoon they will visit the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at their London home, Clarence House, to take tea and discuss Charles' charities.

The president will meet Prime Minister David Cameron and later receive calls at the palace from Labour leader Ed Miliband and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.