CN-295 aircraft carrying the President and entourage landed at Marinda Airport, Waisai, approximately at 14.45 WIT after undergoing flight for 1 hour 30 minutes from Nabire District, Papua Province.
The arrival of the President was greeted by a number of Papuan children dressed in customs while dancing and singing. In addition, a number of local officials also welcomed, including West Papua Governor Dominggus Mandacan and Raja Ampat Regent Abdul Faris Umlati.
At the airport, the President reviewed the construction of Marinda Airport and listened to an explanation from the Raja Ampat Regent.
According to the release of the Deputy for Protocol, Press and Media of the Presidential Secretariat, Bey Machmudin, the President will spend the night in Raja Ampat Regency to attend Mother’s Day Commemoration the following day at Waisai Torang Cinta Field (WTC).
Accompanying the President on the flight to Raja Ampat District is Health Minister Nila Moeloek and Chief of Staff of Teten Masduki Presidency.
Dancing Mepago Saireri
Ahead of departure to Sorong regency, Papua province, Mrs. Iriana witnessed the dance from Papua. They danced by marching on the road to the plane.
Not long after, Ibu Iriana also dissolves in Mepago Saireri dance. The president who just came out of the waiting also joined the rhythm of the dance. (Kemensetneg Public Relation)