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Foreign Secretary congratulates Indonesian President Elect

The Foreign Secretary has congratulated the winner of the Indonesian presidential elections and the Indonesian people.

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British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

Speaking today, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:

I warmly congratulate Joko Widodo on his Presidential election victory as announced by the Indonesian National Electoral Commission yesterday. I also congratulate the Indonesian people for another successful exercise in democracy.

Indonesia is important to the UK: it is the world’s third largest democracy and a close G20 partner. We share many values as democratic, diverse, island trading nations which are strongly reflected in our growing relationship. We work together to promote trade, security, combat climate change, and in many other areas, and that will continue.

I look forward to working with Joko Widodo and his future government to continue to make progress in those important areas, and in building an ever closer and stronger relationship.

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Published 23 July 2014