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King Salman gets warm welcome in Bogor

  • Anton Hermansyah
    Anton Hermansyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 1, 2017   /  06:18 pm
King Salman gets warm welcome in Bogor Saudi King Salman (center left) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo walk under umbrellas during heavy rain at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, Wednesday. Salman arrived in the world's largest Muslim majority nation on Wednesday as a part of a multi-nation tour aimed at boosting economic ties with Asia. (AP/POOL/Achmad Ibrahim)

Amid heavy rain showers that had poured down since the morning, Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud enjoyed a warm welcome from all staff members of the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Wednesday.

A horse cavalry and a marching band parade presented by Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres) personnel were held to demonstrate the gracious hospitality of the Indonesian government in welcoming the seventh Saudi Arabian king.  

The marching band performed the national anthems of the two countries as King Salman arrived at the palace at around 1:55 p.m. Around 50,000 students wearing traditional Indonesian and Saudi Arabian clothes from elementary schools across Bogor cheered the king during the ceremony.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s plan to take King Salman for a tour around the Bogor Palace on a golf buggy was cancelled because of the rain. The king was finally shown the beauty of the palace grounds by car.   

Delegations of the two countries were scheduled to have a bilateral meeting during Wednesday’s visit. The meeting will be followed by the signing of 10 memoranda of understanding (MoU) over the next few days of King Salman’s visit, according to the Saudi Arabian Embassy

Jokowi is scheduled to award King Salman with the Bintang Republik Indonesia medal. (ebf)

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