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President likely to skip UN General Assembly, again

  • Dian Septiari and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 21 2019   /  12:17 am

Amid international attention over the weeks-long unrest in Papua and haze from Indonesia's forest fires engulfing parts of the country and its neighbors, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is likely to skip the last United Nations General Assembly session of his first term in office.Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko has confirmed that Jokowi will again skip the largest multilateral summit where world leaders are expected to raise various global issues at the UN headquarters in New York in the United States.“He is likely to be represented by Vice President [Jusuf Kalla],” Moeldoko told The Jakarta Post on Friday.The last time an Indonesian president gave a speech before world leaders at the General Assembly was Jokowi's predecessor Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during his final year in office in 2014. Since then Indonesia has been represented by Kalla.With the probable absence of Jokowi...