Yep, that’s right: Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has gifted a Metallica Master Of Puppets vinyl box set to Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo.
According to NME, the Indonesian leader has an obvious love for metal, reportedly being spotted wearing a Napalm Death t-shirt in the past. Incredible.
As Rasmussen shared on Twitter, President Jokowi was “eager” to dig into his gift, signed by Metallica’s (Danish) drummer, Lars Ulrich.
Indonesia’s president @jokowi seemed eager to dig into his diplomatic gift from Denmark: A #MasterOfPuppets box signed by #heavymetal fans’ all-time favorit drummer @larsulrich @metallica pic.twitter.com/Epcq2paywh
— Lars Løkke Rasmussen (@larsloekke) November 28, 2017
Gift from the Prime Minister of Denmark @larsloekke to #Indonesia President @jokowi – a box set w/ #Metallica “Master of Puppets” album recorded in #Copenhagen & signed by Danish drummer @larsulrich ������������ pic.twitter.com/nnbwNWUVnM
— Rasmus A. Kristensen (@DubesDenmark) November 28, 2017
And the response on social media was incredible:
Wow ��. International diplomacy on a new level ����
— Nicolai Schubart (@NicolaiSchubat) November 28, 2017
Imagine if ALL world leaders listen to @Metallica!!!
— Eman Azueta (@NEman82) November 28, 2017
— Sir Ken Tucky (@Sir_Ken_Tucky) November 29, 2017
Can't think of a better diplomatic gift to be honest
— Peter Willis (@peter_pdm) November 29, 2017
That's my President �� https://t.co/sdTpvwJ978
— Hanzalah Naufal (@_NaufalH) November 29, 2017
You can be cool, but you can’t be jokowi cool. https://t.co/NyT7l2rdiU
— Zarul Iqram (@zaruliqram) November 29, 2017
Honestly, we couldn’t imagine a better diplomatic gift. Rock on, President Jokowi. *metal horns*
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