Bandung airport will be closed temporarily to accomodate delegates visiting the Asian Africa conference next week. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

Joko Back in Indonesia From Overseas Tour

FEBRUARY 10, 2015

President Joko Widodo, seen here with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, is back in Jakarta after a three-nation tour that also took in Brunei and the Philippines. (AFP Photo/ Mohd Rasfan)

Jakarta. President Joko Widodo returned to Indonesia in the early hours of Tuesday following his first overseas state visits as president.

The president’s jet touched down at Halim Perdanakusuma Air Base in East Jakarta shortly after midnight on Tuesday, after having departed from the Philippines, which was the last stop on his tour that began in Malaysia and also took in Brunei.

Accompanying the president on his trip were the first lady, Iriana, as well as an entourage of ministers and senior officials, including chief economics minister Sofyan Djalil, Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi, Education Minister Anies Baswedan, Trade Minister Rahmat Gobel and Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri.

Also in the entourage was Nusron Wahid, the head of the National Agency for the Placement and Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers, or BNP2TKI, and Anang Iskandar, the head of the National Narcotics Agency, or BNN.


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