Prime Minister Tony Abbott has flown to Indonesia to attend the inauguration of its new President, Joko Widodo.
In his weekly video message, Abbott repeated his earlier remarks that “our foreign policy needs a ‘Jakarta’ focus rather than a ‘Geneva’ one”.
He said one million Australians visit Indonesia each year. “It has the world’s largest Muslim population, it is the world’s third largest democracy and, along with India, it’s the emerging democratic superpower of Asia.”
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Transcript of Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s weekly video message.
Today I am going to Indonesia for the Inauguration of its new President – Joko Widodo.
The transition to a new administration highlights Indonesia’s successful move to a popularly elected democracy. [Read more…]