President Jokowi Performs Umrah
President Joko Jokowi Widodo on Monday (15/4) performed Umrah (small hajj pilgrimage) ritual on his visit to Saudi Arabia. On this occasion, the President and First Lady Ibu Iriana were also given the opportunity to enter the Kabah.
Besides Umrah, President Jokowi was scheduled to have a number of official meetings with King Salman at the Kings Private Palace (Al-Qasr Al-Khas), as well as with Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al Jubeir and Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih at Royal Guest House, Riyadh.
Before performing Umrah, President Jokowi was warmly welcomed by Saudi Arabias Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman in a meeting that was held at the Palace of the Crown Prince in Riyadh.
Accompanying the President during the visit were Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko, and Indonesian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Agus Maftuh Abegebriel. (BPMI / EN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: Mia Medyana