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Jokowi, Rutte tiptoe around past war crimes

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor/Jakarta   /   Tue, October 8 2019   /  12:05 am
Batik brothers: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (left) and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte walk during their meeting at the Bogor Palace in West Java on Monday. The two leaders discussed health care, water management and higher education, among other issues.(Reuters/Willy Kurniawan)(left) and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte walk during their meeting at the Bogor Palace in West Java on Monday. The two leaders discussed health care, water management and higher education, among other issues.(Reuters/Willy Kurniawan)

Batik brothers: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (left) and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte walk during their meeting at the Bogor Palace in West Java on Monday. The two leaders discussed health care, water management and higher education, among other issues.(Reuters/Willy Kurniawan)Indonesia has agreed to strengthen bilateral cooperation with the Netherlands, its key partner in Europe, after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo welcomed Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the Bogor Palace in West Java on Monday.Monday’s visit marked the third time Rutte has been to the country after official visits in 2013 and 2016 and came after a recent ruling by an appeals court in The Hague that lifted the statute of limitations on alleged executions by Dutch soldiers during the Indonesian struggle for independence.Speaking at a joint press conference, Jokowi said the Netherlands was one of Indones...