JAKARTA, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is scheduled to visit the United States this weekend, attending the opening of the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and meeting with U.S. businessmen, a president aide said Friday.
"President Yudhoyono will attend the 67th Session of the UN General Assembly and deliver a speech on the first day of the General Assembly debate," said Teuku Faizasyah, President Yudhoyono's special aide for international relations.
The president is also scheduled to attend a meeting that will discuss post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). He will co- chair the meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Teuku added.
Yudhoyono, Cameron and Sirleaf will jointly co-chair the High Level Panel (HLP) established by the United Nations, joined by 23 members.
"In his capacity as the HLP co-chair, President Yudhoyono will receive the president of the Ford Foundation in order to gather support for the stakeholders and for the success of the panel," Teuku said.
The 67th session of the UN General Assembly and the HLP are scheduled on Sept. 25.
On Sept. 24, President Yudhoyono is scheduled to deliver a speech at an investment forum held in New York Stock Exchange ( NYSE), Teuku said. He added that President Yudhoyono is scheduled to deliver a speech about the rising of Indonesia as a new Asia economy powerhouse.
During his visit in the United States, the president is also scheduled to meet U.S. businessmen who lead prominent U.S. firms such as IBM, Honeywell and Cargill.
Besides that President Yudhoyono also has schedules to have bilateral meeting with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy, Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, President of Finland Sauli Niisito, the President of the UN General Assembly Vuk Jeremi, Germany President Joachim Gauck, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, Teuku added.
Teuku also said that the president will also receive awards from international organizations for his proved commitment in addressing environmental and economic issues.