Jokowi Welcomes Duterte at Tanah Abang Market

Sonya Michaella    •    09 September 2016 15:49 WIB
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Jokowi Welcomes Duterte at Tanah Abang Market
President Joko Widodo and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (Photo: MTVN/Sonya Michaella), Jakarta: President Joko Widodo welcomed Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at Tanah Abang market in West Jakarta on Friday, September 9, 2016.

Locals immediately flocked Jokowi and Duterte. They tried to take pictures with the two leaders.

"I borrowed a smartphone from my sister because my phone doesn't have camera," one local named Tri told

Tanah Abang is the largest textile market in Southeast Asia. It is located near the Presidential Palace.

Jokowi often brings his guests to the market. Previously, he brought Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg there. 


From the market, Jokowi and Duterte continued their meeting at the Presidential Palace. They will discuss a wide range of issues including maritime security in the Sulu-Sulawesi Seas.