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World leaders to attend Jokowi’s second inauguration

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, October 20, 2019   /  08:15 am
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A trader sells official photos of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and vice president-elect Ma'ruf Amin in Pasar Baru, Jakarta on Thursday. The photos have been circulating since July and can be bought for Rp 150,000 ($US10.60) to Rp 900,000 per set.(JP/Narabeto Korohama)

President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will officially begin his second term this Sunday, and the inauguration ceremony promises to be a global affair. Several world leaders are expected to attend, including from ASEAN countries, Australia, China and the United States. Presidential Secretariat head Heru Budi Hartono told journalists at the State Palace on Thursday that preparations are underway to welcome dignitaries who had so far confirmed their attendance. “[Confirmed] heads of state will include those from Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Singapore [and] Australia. Probably from Vietnam and Myanmar too,” he said. China will likely be represented by Vice President Wang Qishan and Vietnam by Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, Heru said, while Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan look to also be in attendance. Singaporean Prime Minister ...