Facebook founder to visit Jakarta

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.

US-based social media giant Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly set to visit Jakarta on Oct. 13.

He will visit Jakarta after attending the Internet.org Summit in New Delhi, India. He will campaign for Internet.org through the Internet.org Developer Workshop that will be conducted on Monday in Jakarta.

Internet.org is a partnership between social networking service company Facebook and six other companies (Samsung, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera Software and Qualcomm) that aims to provide Internet access to everybody by increasing affordability, increasing efficiency and facilitating the development of new business models around the provision of Internet access.

"Yes, it [the news] is right. Mark Zuckerberg will visit Jakarta [on Monday]," said a source who wished to remain anonymous, as quoted by kompas.com on Saturday.

Zuckerberg reportedly will be accompanied by Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, during his visit to Jakarta.

Indonesia has the fourth-largest number of Facebook users in the world, with around 65 million users.

In March, Facebook opened a branch office in Jakarta with the expectation of working more closely with the country's businesses.

Facebook's Jakarta office is located in the Pacific Place building in the Sudirman Central Business District, South Jakarta.

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