Foreign dignitaries mourn demise of President Jokowi's mother

Foreign dignitaries mourn demise of President Jokowi's mother

Sujiatmi Notomiharjo, the beloved mother of Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi). (FOTO ANTARA/Dhoni Setiawan/ed/mes/aww)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Several ambassadors of friendly nations in Jakarta expressed their condolences on the passing of Sujiatmi Notomiharjo, the beloved mother of Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), in Solo, Central Java Province, on Wednesday.

Australian Ambassador Gary Quinlan, South Korean Ambassador Kim Chang Beom, and British Ambassador Owen Jenkins, among others, offered their condolences on behalf of their embassies and people to the President on their official social media platforms.

Sujiatmi Notomiharjo, 77, who had been battling cancer for the last four years, breathed her last around 4:45 p.m.local time on Wednesday in her hometown, Solo.

President Jokowi landed in Solo at 5:52 p.m. local time on Wednesday to pay tribute to his mother.

Born on February 15, 1943, Sujiatmi was married to Widjiatno Notomiharjo. They had four children. President Joko Widodo, their first child, was born in Surakarta (Solo), Central Java, on June 21, 1961.

Sujiatmi will be buried in a family burial complex in Mundu, Selokaton, Gondangrejo, Karanganyar District, Central Java, on Thursday. (INE)
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