30 Jun '17, 12pm

Jokowi gives Obama homely welcome at Bogor Palace

JAKARTA (Jakarta Post/Asia News Network) - Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo gave former United States President Barrack Obama - and his lookalike - a modest yet warm welcome at Bogor Palace on Friday (June 30). No reception was held for the former president, who spent part of his childhood in Jakarta, as he was visiting in a private capacity as part of a nine-day vacation in Indonesia that started on June 23. Only Jokowi, First Lady Iriana and their youngest son Kaesang Pangarep greeted Obama on the terrace of Bogor Palace at 3 pm. Like meeting an old friend, Obama rolled his eyes and smiled at Jokowi while offering his hand to shake after he alighted from a BMW X5. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up Standing next to the car, Obama exchanged a few words with Jokowi for a few seconds before the President introduced Iriana to Obama. Jokowi later...

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