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Jakarta Post

Indonesia successful at UN: Yudhoyono

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

New York   /   Fri, September 28 2012   /  10:15 am

President Susilo Bambang Yu-dhoyono claimed that Indonesia had successfully raised its global profile through the participation of the Indonesian delegation at the 67th UN General Assembly in New York.

“In many forums that we attended here in the UN, many countries have expressed an interest in enhancing relationships with Indonesia, particularly in the economic sector given our positive economic growth amid the recession in many other parts of the world,” Yudhoyono told journalists on Wednesday local time, at a press briefing on the sidewalk opposite the UN headquarters.

“We have seen various ideas by UN member states in response to many global issues, such as [the uprising] in Syria, the circulation of the video deemed as anti-Islamic, poverty eradication and many others,” the President said.

“Some countries said harsh and strong words, some others softer...