Indonesian President Joko Widodo on a warship near the Natuna Islands. Photo: Handout

Indonesia opens military base on edge of South China Sea to ‘deter security threats’

  • President Joko Widodo, who is seeking re-election, stressed the government is ready to make clear that the Natuna Islands are its sovereign territory
  • Jakarta and Beijing have had maritime skirmishes in the area, as China insists the two countries’ claims to rights and interests overlap
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo on a warship near the Natuna Islands. Photo: Handout
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