Danish premier presents Indonesian president with Metallica album

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |  Nov. 30, 2017 at 2:54 PM
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Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Denmark Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, visiting Indonesia, presented President Joko Widodo with an unusual gift: A Metallica box set.

Rasmussen tweeted a photo showing him giving Widodo the vinyl box set of classic Metallica album Master of Puppets, which was signed by drummer Lars Ulrich, during their Tuesday meeting in Jakarta.

"Prime Minister Rasmussen understands my favorite [music]," The Jakarta Post quoted Widodo as saying after being presented with the gift.

Widodo is a well-known metal head, having attended a Metallica concert in Jakarta in 2013.

Rasmussen tweeted that Widodo "seemed eager to dig into" the collection.

Widodo presented Rasmussen with a rencong, a traditional dagger from Aceh, during the meeting.

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