Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia when Receiving Visit of Minister of Defense Prabowo and Family during Halalbihalal, at Yogyakarta Presidential Palace, Yogyakarta, May 2, 2022

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President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

Today, I received visits of Pak Prabowo and Mas Didit for a silaturahmi (amicable gathering) on this Eid-al-Fitr day. Earlier, we talked about a lot of things and the topics are light, neither politics nor the economy. We talked about a light topic.

I think the most important thing is to have a silaturahmi and also forgive each other. That’s the most important thing. Thank you.

Press:

Pak, did you have opor with Pak Prabowo?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Oh, and we also had opor (chicken in coconut broth) together. That’s all.

Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia (Prabowo)

Well. Thank you, Mr. President. Today I have a great honor. I was received by Pak President on the day of Eid. It is our tradition, on the first day, we meet our leaders, our President, and I have the honor for being hosted this morning. Also earlier, Ibu Iriana, then Mas Kaesang received us, Mas Didit and I. Then we talked casually, we are both suitable to live in Bogor. I think that’s the point. Apart from that, I also ate meatballs and tempe bacem (tempeh cooked with coconut sugar), opor.

There are two kinds of opor, Pak, aren’t there?

President of the Republic of Indonesia (Joko Widodo)

Yes.

Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia (Prabowo)

I think that’s all. So, thank you, Pak President for being willing to host us; it’s been a great honor. We are optimistic about the coming year.

(MUR)

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