Obama to holiday in Indonesia

Former US president Barack Obama and his family are to spend a holiday in Indonesia, where he lived as a child, the Indonesian Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Barack_Obama_family_portrait_2011

Obama is scheduled to arrive in Indonesia later this month and spend 10 days in the country, including stops on the resort island of Bali and Jakarta, Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir said.

“President Joko Widodo may invite President Obama to the Bogor presidential palace for a coffee or tea,” he said.

Obama spent part of his childhood in Indonesia after his anthropologist mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, married an Indonesian man named Lolo Soetoro.

A statue of him as a child has stood since 2010 outside the Jakarta elementary school he attended.

Obama has travelled to a number of countries since he left the White House on January 20.

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