The Jakarta Post
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has congratulated Donald Trump for his presidential election victory and has said that relations between Indonesia and the United States will be fine under the new leader.
“I’m optimistic that Indonesia-US relations will be better, but they should benefit both countries,” Jokowi said in Bogor, West Java, on Sunday.
The President admitted having phoned Trump, who replied that he had many friends in Indonesia.
“Donald Trump said ‘my friends are many in Indonesia and I have businesses in Indonesia.’ He said this,” Jokowi said.
Trump has been reportedly cooperating with media mogul Harry Tanoesudibjo to set up resorts in Bogor, West Java, and Bali.
Harry reportedly attended the inauguration of the 45th US president in Washington D.C. Several media outlets showed photographs of Harry and his wife posing in front of the Capitol Building after the inauguration. (jun)