The Jakarta Post
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo brings video blogging (vlogging) to a whole new level.
On Wednesday, the President posted a video of him having lunch with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, allowing audiences to get an up close and personal view of the meeting.
“He just started eating,” said the president, adding that the king’s visit was preceded by his visit to the kingdom in 2015.
In the video, he mentioned that King Salman’s visit was historical as it had been 47 years since a Saudi king visited Indonesia.
Jokowi then moved the camera to King Salman, requesting him to say a few words.
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Through his translator, the king said that he was very happy to be in Indonesia and that he loves Indonesians.
“For us, Indonesians are our brothers and sisters. Very noble people,” said King Salman.
Jokowi responded by thanking him. “Hopefully this visit could strengthen the relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. A relationship that would benefit [both countries],” he said.
The vlog caught netizens’ attention, and it has already been viewed more than 1 million times.
A global multi-platform media and entertainment company Mashable mentioned Jokowi as one of Indonesia’s most unlikely YouTube celebrities. The article mentioned a YouTube spokesperson's comment who said that Jokowi’s channel was interesting as it shows how the president likes to experiment. (kes)