Jokowi Receives Honorary Title from Deli Sultanate

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    Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo delivers his state of the nation address ahead of the country's Independence Day at the parliament building in Jakarta, Aug. 16, 2018. Jokowi urged his country to embrace its founding spirit of tolerance in an annual national address just days after choosing a divisive cleric as his running mate in elections next year. AP

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaPresident Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received an honorary traditional title from the Sultanate of Deli in Maimon Palace in Medan, North Sumatra Province, Sunday.

    President Jokowi and First Lady Iriana departed for Medan for a working visit on Sunday morning, Bey Machmudin, a presidential spokesman, said in a statement on Sunday.

    The presidential plane took off from Halim Perdanakusuma air force base on Sunday at 7:30 a.m. local time, and landed at Kualanamu international airport in Deli Serdang District, North Sumatra, at 9:40 a.m.

    Members of the presidential entourage included Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Coordinator of the Presidential Special Staff Teten Masduki, Head of the Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi Hartono, Military Secretary of the President Trisno Hendradi, and Commander of the Presidential Guards Major General Suhartono.

    From the airport, the President and entourage proceeded to the Sultanate Palace to receive the honorary title.

    In the evening, the Head of State will officially open the 27th National Quran Recital Contest in Medan.