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Biden and Jokowi share concern over Myanmar

U.S. president supports Indonesia's leadership in Indo-Pacific

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, left, and U.S. President Joe Biden meet Nov. 1 on the sidelines of the COP26 climate conference.   © Reuters

GLASGOW, Scotland -- U.S. President Joe Biden and Indonesian counterpart Joko "Jokowi" Widodo shared concern over the situation in Myanmar and agreed to seek its swift return to democracy in their first summit Monday.

The two leaders "expressed concern about the coup in Burma and agreed the Burmese military must cease violence, release all political prisoners, and provide for a swift return to democracy," a White House readout said, referring to Myanmar by its former name. They met on the sidelines of the COP26 climate conference. 

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