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Jokowi to attend Christmas celebration in Papua

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Jakarta   /   Thu, December 4, 2014   /  12:29 am

President Joko '€œJokowi'€ Widodo plans to attend a Christmas celebration in Papua on Dec. 27.

The celebration, which will be held in Lanud square in Jayapura, will also be attended by Papuan officials, religious group representatives and thousands of residents.

'€œThis will be a historic moment since [usually this type of] Christmas celebration [with the President] is held in Jakarta. This will be the first time it is held in Papua,'€ National Christmas Celebration Committee head Yohana Yambise said as quoted by kompas.com.

The President is slated to arrive in Papua on Dec. 26 and will visit Wamena, officially opening several traditional markets.

A team is preparing the event, which is estimated to cost around Rp 20 billion. (dic)

 

 

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