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Jokowi congratulates Erdogan on victory, invites him to visit

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie
    Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 27, 2018   /   08:54 am
Jokowi congratulates Erdogan on victory, invites him to visit Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures as he addresses local administrators in Ankara, Turkey, in this file photo. (Pool Photo via AP/Yasin Bulbul)

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his recent reelection and invited him to visit Indonesia soon.

Jokowi telephoned his Turkish counterpart on Tuesday afternoon to convey his congratulatory message on the successful presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey.

"I am sure that the Turkish people will be more prosperous under your wise and sensible leadership," Jokowi told Erdogan.

The President also reiterated Indonesia's commitment to strengthening bilateral cooperation with Turkey, including efforts to push for Palestinian independence.

He also wished Erdogan good health and success for his presidency, and extended an invitation to the Turkish President to visit Indonesia in an official capacity.

Erdogan and his ruling Justice Development Party (AKP) won the Turkish elections on Sunday, extending his 15-year rule in Turkey. (ebf)