Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects troops during his visit to the Natuna Islands on January 8. Photo: AFP Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects troops during his visit to the Natuna Islands on January 8. Photo: AFP
Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects troops during his visit to the Natuna Islands on January 8. Photo: AFP
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Value of strong ties shows worth after sea face-off raised stakes

  • Good sense prevailed when Chinese ships moved away after sailing near Indonesia’s Natuna Islands, highlighting the need for dialogue in uncertain times

Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects troops during his visit to the Natuna Islands on January 8. Photo: AFP Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects troops during his visit to the Natuna Islands on January 8. Photo: AFP
Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects troops during his visit to the Natuna Islands on January 8. Photo: AFP
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