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VVI director Jan Michiel Otto addressing President Jokowi in Bahasa Indonesia

On Friday afternoon 22 April President Joko Widodo of Indonesia was welcomed at the gate of  Leiden’s Academy Building by Indonesian students. Inside, the President and five ministers were welcomed by Rector Prof. Carel Stolker.

Next Prof. Jan Michiel Otto, addressing the president in Bahasa Indonesia, spoke about the legal relation between Indonesia and the Netherlands, in past and present. Click here for the Indonesian version of the address and here for the Dutch version. Finally, Kurt de Belder and André Bouwman of the UB demonstrated the use of old maps with advanced technology. Minister of Education Jet Bussemaker also attended the visit.