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Jokowi congratulates new US President Donald Trump

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 23, 2017   /  07:03 am
Jokowi congratulates new US President Donald Trump President Joko Widodo has said that relations between Indonesia and the United States will be fine under the new leader. (the jakarta post/Wienda Parwitasari)

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.

(Read also: Trump’s Indonesia partner heads to inauguration to bolster deals)

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)

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