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Jokowi visits residents during Idul Fitri in Surakarta

  • Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 18, 2018   /   02:03 pm
Jokowi visits residents during Idul Fitri in Surakarta President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo greets Bangunharjo residents in Surakarta, Central Java on June 17. (Courtesy of Presidential Press Bureau/Muchlis Jr)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo spent the third day of his Idul Fitri holiday visiting residents in his hometown of Surakarta, Central Java, on Sunday.

The President and First Lady Iriana arrived in Surakarta on Saturday after spending the first day of Idul Fitri hosting an open house event at the Bogor Palace in Bogor, West Java on Friday. 

According to the Presidential Office’s press bureau, Jokowi, who wore a white shirt and black trousers, arrived at Bangunharjo in Gandekan subdistrict, Surakarta, at around 12:45 p.m. and greeted residents.

After greeting residents, the President continued his trip to the Surakarta mayoral office where he worked during his time as the city’s mayor from 2005 to 2012. He was greeted by current Mayor FX Hadi Rudyatmo at the office. 

“The two walked around the complex before the President returned to his residence,” presidential press bureau head Bey Machmudin said in a statement on Monday.

Jokowi and Iriana returned to Jakarta on Sunday evening.

The President's activity contrasted to last year, where Jokowi spent his time at home, celebrating Idul Fitri with his relatives and visiting his mother, Sujiatmi Notomihardjo, who lives near the President’s residence in Surakarta. (evi)