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Jokowi visits Natuna amid China standoff

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    The Jakarta Post

Batam   /   Thu, January 9 2020   /  12:07 am
Secure the sea: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (fourth left), accompanied by Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo (sixth left) and Indonesian Military commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto (left), listens to Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif (third left) as he points out details on a map of the Natuna Islands during the President’s visit to an integrated maritime industry and fisheries center in Lampa Strait, Natuna, Riau Islands, on Wednesday. (Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)(fourth left), accompanied by Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo (sixth left) and Indonesian Military commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto (left), listens to Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif (third left) as he points out details on a map of the Natuna Islands during the President’s visit to an integrated maritime industry and fisheries center in Lampa Strait, Natuna, Riau Islands, on Wednesday. (Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)

Secure the sea: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (fourth left), accompanied by Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo (sixth left) and Indonesian Military commander Air Chief Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto (left), listens to Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif (third left) as he points out details on a map of the Natuna Islands during the President’s visit to an integrated maritime industry and fisheries center in Lampa Strait, Natuna, Riau Islands, on Wednesday. (Antara/M. Risyal Hidayat)President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has insisted that Indonesia has sovereign rights over natural resources in its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the North Natuna Sea while allowing foreign vessels to pass peacefully.“I am here to ensure the enforcement of our sovereign rights over maritime natural resources in our EEZ,” Jokowi said as quoted in a press release issued by t...