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Indonesia condemns U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Bogor, INDONESIA, Dec 7 (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo, leader of the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, onThursday condemned the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “Indonesia strongly condemns the United States’ unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and asks the U.S. to reconsider the decision,” Widodo told a news […]

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US Vice President praises world’s most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence praised Indonesia’s democracy and moderate form of Islam after meeting Thursday with the president of the world’s most populous Muslim nation. The comments, though routine, had significance for Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who a day earlier suffered a serious political setback when a political ally was […]

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Zuma returns from Indonesia visit – SA to chair IORA for two years

JOHANNESBURG – President Jacob Zuma returned to Pretoria on Thursday after a State Visit to Indonesia, the Presidency said. Zuma’s visit to Indonesia was preceded by his participation in the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Leaders’ Summit in Jakarta, on Monday and Tuesday. The first ever IORA Leaders’ Summit, convened under the theme: “Strengthening Maritime […]