President Jokowi attends Mothers Day in Raja Ampat

President Jokowi attends Mothers Day in Raja Ampat

Illustration. Piaynemo area Raja Ampat, West Papua, one of the popular places visited by domestic and international tourists in Raja Ampat. (ANTARA PHOTO/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

Sorong, W Papua (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) visited Waisai of Raja Ampat District, West Papua Province, to attend the commemoration of Mothers Day and enjoy fishing.

Antara reported here on Thursday that Jokowi arrived in Raja Ampat District at 15.30 Eastern Indonesia Time and was welcomed by the Governor of West Papua, Dominggus Mandacan, and the Head District of Raja Ampat, Abdul Faris Umlati.

The president and the First Lady, Iriana Joko Widodo, visited some fishing spots in Saonek Island along with Mandacan and Umlati.

The presidential entourage boarded the CB Kumawa Jade boat, which was driven by Recky Tito Mugama.

According to Mugama, the president enjoyed the fishing trip and the scenic attractions of Raja Ampat.

"The boat`s crews were so proud to escort the president to Saonek Island," he noted.

He expressed hope that the president?s visit to Raja Ampat would contribute to the development of the tourism sites located in West Papua.

Besides, he hoped that the visit can also promote Raja Ampat to the world.

Raja Ampat is a maritime tourism spot located in the northwest of Sorong City in West Papua Province.

The tourism site has beautiful sceneries of coral clusters and several diving spots.

Reported by Ernes B Kakisina