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Jakarta Post

Indonesia, UK pledge to fight crisis together

  • Mustaqim Adamrah


LONDON   /   Thu, April 2 2009   /  03:16 pm

Indonesia and the UK pledged Tuesday to work together to fight the global economic crisis wreaking havoc in many developed countries. During a 15-minute meeting prior to the opening of the Group of 20 leaders' summit, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono told UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown that Indonesia would give its full support to the leaders. "I said I gave full support *for the summit*, with the hope that this summit would result in an internationally coordinated action toward the recovery of the global economy," he told the Indonesian press in London. "It's important for us to be united to overcome the global economic crisis." With concrete solutions, financial stability, and trade and investment activities, the world economy would eventually recover, and "cooperation will move again", he said. Yudhoyono added the UK had become Indonesia's second ...