KOMPAS.com – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) met the CEO of Space X Elon Musk during a visit to the United States. During a meeting at Space X headquarters in Boca Chica on Saturday, May 14, 2022, Elon appeared very offhand.
Elon Musk’s appearance seems far from the impression of official protocol for a meeting with the country’s leaders. He looked relaxed wearing a black T-shirt with a picture of Earth and an astronaut driving an open-top car.
Unlike Jokowi, who wears his flagship white shirt, black pants, and a red and white badge on his left chest.
Elon Musk’s style of dress again reminds the world’s richest person to meet another Indonesian official who visited him, namely the Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan.
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Elon Musk’s style of dress contrasts sharply with the appearance of Luhut and his entourage of service-wearing and tie-wearing officials. Meanwhile, Elon Musk still wore a striped shirt.
Elon Musk’s dress style when he met Jokowi has also become a conversation piece in Indonesia and sparked various controversies. So what is Elon Musk’s style when meeting officials from other countries?
Elon Musk’s style meets Indian Prime Minister
Unlike his meeting with President Jokowi and Indonesian officials, Elon Musk appeared in a formal dress style when he met India’s number one Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi.
Quoted on Modi’s Twitter account, he went straight to Tesla headquarters to meet Elon Musk to discuss electric battery and solar panel technology.
On this occasion, Modi and Elon Musk also discussed the possibility of investing in the production of cars at more affordable prices for the Indian people than Tesla could produce.
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Elon Musk himself is known not only for being visited by Modi. More recently, in January 2022, he also received the arrival of another Indian official, namely Chandrababu Naidu.
Nara Chandrababu Naidu is a senior Indian politician and chairman of the Telugu Desam party in Andhra Pradesh.
Like when he met Modi, Elon Musk also appeared very formal, wearing a black suit. Meanwhile, Naidu opted to wear an ivory safari shirt costume.
Discussion between Jokowi and Elon Musk
In his personal Instagram and Twitter, Jokowi revealed that his meeting with Elon Musk discussed two things.
“Arriving at the Stargate Space X Building, Boca Chica, USA this afternoon, I immediately met the host, Elon Musk. We talked about technology and innovation,” said Jokowi, quoted on his Instagram account.
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In Jokowi’s Instagram upload, Elon Musk dressed casually wearing a black t-shirt with a picture of space and astronauts while welcoming Jokowi. The shirt features Elon’s space company, Space X.
The richest man in the world also took Jokowi to visit the Space X facilities. Elon Musk revealed on the occasion that he was very interested in the future of Indonesia.
“I think Indonesia has great potential, and I think we, through Tesla and Space X, will try collaborations with Indonesia,” Elon said.
“We will see the form of cooperation closely in many ways, because Indonesia has a lot of potential. Also, Indonesia has a large population and is still growing. It’s good because we need a lot of people. people in the future,” he said. .
It is expected that Elon will visit Indonesia in November this year. During the visit, Jokowi was accompanied by Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno and Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Rosan Roeslani.
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