President Jokowi Meets Prabowo in Hambalang
Date 31 Oktober 2016
Stick with the initial plan that he conveyed at the Commemoration of the 2016 World Savings Day at Plenary Hall, Jakarta Convention Center, on Monday (31/10) morning, President Joko Jokowi Widodo met the General Chairman of Gerindra Party, Prabowo Subianto, at his house in Garuda Yaksa Residence, Bojong Koneng Village, Hambalang, Bogor, West Java, on Monday (31/10) at 12.35 p.m Western Indonesia Time.
Prabowo saluted the President when the car stopped at the yard. After the President was out of his car, Prabowo approached and shaked the hand of the President.
The marching band that has been previously prepared, reverberate national anthem Indonesia Raya to welcome the arrival of the President who was accompanied by Coordinating Minister forMaritime Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan and Minister of State Secretary Pratikno. After the Indonesia Raya was reverberated, they had a closed meeting continued by lunch.
After the 2-hour meeting, President Jokowi was invited to ride a horse and wore riding boots as well as cowboy hat. The President rode a white horse named Salero while Prabowo rode a brown horse named Prinsipe.
While riding the horse, the President responded to the journalists questions. The President explained that his visit is an amicable gathering since he once promised to come to Prabowos house in Hambalang.
When we had lunch, Pak Prabowo gave me a hat, as a present, the President said. (UN/ES)(MMB/YM/Naster)