Riyadh – Recently, the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo appeared on the cover page of the Saudi-based Ar-Rajol magazine.
The news was revealed after the Indonesian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and the OIC, Agus Maftuh Abegebriel, uploaded a June 2019 edition of the Ar-Rajol magazine photo on Facebook on Monday (5/20/2019).
In the cover page, Jokowi – the president’s nickname – wore a white shirt and red tie wrapped in a black suit. ON the collar, pinned on an Indonesian flag badge.
With a brown cover background, it is clearly written and quite large Jokowi’s full name in Arabic language and script.
Under the name print, a fragment of President Joko Widodo’s quote is written as follows:
We have never been afraid of terrorism. We all do not ‘hesitate’ to face terrorism. It is an extraordinary failure if the State and Nation are afraid of terrorism.
According to Agus, in the same statement, Jokowi is not only talking about the issue of terrorism, but also about the pride of the condition of Indonesia which is single-minded, or different but still one.
Still according to Agus, the magazine also covered a meeting between Joko Widodo and King Salman, as well as several photos of the president with various other heads of state.
Not to be left behind, Joko Widodo also expressed his hope that Middle East tourist visits to Indonesia would increase, especially from Saudi Arabia.
Ar-Rajol is a monthly Arabic language magazine targeted at executive readers.
The magazine was first published in 1992 ago in London, England, and is now published under the auspices of Al Khaleejah, one of the major Middle Eastern media groups based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
At present, the Ar-Rajol magazine is headed by Mohammed Al Harithi, a prominent journalist and writer in the Arabian Peninsula.
Besides being headquartered in Riyadh, this magazine also retains its branch office in London for the benefit of international publications.
Not just this time, President Joko Widodo appeared on the cover page of an international magazine.
On October 16, 2014, the president who had served as the Mayor of Surakarta and the Governor of DKI Jakarta was asked to decorate the international edition of Time magazine.
In a close-up pose, which also displays the collar of the batik shirt he is wearing, Jokowi is written as “A New Hope”, or if translated means: “A New Hope”.
Then, on the June 13-19 2016 edition, Joko Widodo appeared on the front page of the Nikkei Asian Review magazine. In the weekly publication, Jokowi was described as a person who succeeded in attracting people’s hearts through economic reform.
In the cover page, the president was shown in a serious look, wearing his flagship white shirt.