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Indonesia leader eyes investment, defence on Japan trip

2015-03-23 09:01:04       source:Channel News Asia

March 22, 2015

"Indonesian President Joko Widodo will arrive in Tokyo late on Sunday (Mar 22), kicking off a week-long tour of Japan and China aimed at attracting investment and boosting defence co-operation.

"We want to develop (infrastructure) with particular focus on electric power plants, railways and express ways. I would like to ask Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for co-operation on this issue," Widodo said in footage aired by Japan's public broadcaster NHK.

Widodo, who took office in October, will be in Japan until Wednesday and will meet Abe as well as Japanese businessmen. Widodo told the Yomiuri Shimbun that he and Abe would sign a memorandum on boosting defence co-operation."

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