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Jokowi likely to visit Natuna on Wednesday

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    The Jakarta Post

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Batam, Riau Islands   /   Tue, January 7, 2020   /  03:11 pm
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On the frontline: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center), accompanied by Navy chief of staff Adm. Ade Supandi (left) and other senior officials, inspects the warship KRI Imam Bonjol 383 after an onboard Cabinet meeting in Natuna waters, Riau Islands, in 2016.(Courtesy Setpres/Krishadiyanto)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is expected to visit Natuna regency in Riau Islands province on Wednesday to inspect areas that China claims as its “traditional fishing grounds” within the legally void "nine-dash line" that encroaches on Indonesian-controlled waters. The Natuna regency administration’s head of communications, Defrizal, said he has received a tentative schedule for the arrival of the presidential aircraft at Raden Sadjad Airport in Ranai at 9:50 a.m. on Wednesday. “From there, the President and his entourage are expected to leave for the docks at the Indonesian Military’s Ranai naval base and head to the location of the inspection in the Natuna Sea,” he told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. The President is expected to spend a few hours in the Natunas to investigate before flying back to Jakarta in the evening,...