Marty Natalegawa, Indonesia’s former foreign minister, in 2013. Photo: AFP

Indonesia ‘a friend to all’ and won’t play favourites with US and China, says former foreign minister Marty Natalegawa

  • China has been Indonesia’s largest trading partner since 2017, when it leapfrogged the US, and is also one of the country’s biggest investors
  • But Jakarta’s ties with Washington remain important, both as a military ally and in countering extremism
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Marty Natalegawa, Indonesia’s former foreign minister, in 2013. Photo: AFP
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Amy Chew

Amy Chew

Amy Chew is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur who has covered regime change in Asia and parts of the Middle East, giving her a unique insight into the economic, social and political factors that reshapes society.