Indonesia’s Prabowo meets Xi in first foreign trip


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Mr Prabowo, now Indonesia’s defence minister, also said that he viewed China as a key partner. “Regarding defence cooperation, I view China as one of the key partners in ensuring regional peace and stability,” he said in a statement, adding that he sought to boost defence cooperation with China. “I also commit to fulfil the needs of Indonesia’s military hardware, boost cooperation in the defence industry and establish productive dialogues,” he added. According to state media, Mr Xi described Mr Prabowo as an “old friend of the Chinese people” and said China views its relations with Indonesia from a strategic...