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Indonesia asks Japan to invest in islands amid China standoff

Jokowi tells Motegi that Natuna development is priority

Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits a military base on a Natuna island near the South China Sea on Jan. 9.   © Antara Foto/Reuters

JAKARTA -- President Joko Widodo on Friday asked Japan to invest more in the Natuna Islands, a request that follows another standoff between Chinese and Indonesian vessels on waters near the South China Sea.

Widodo conveyed his request when receiving Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, who made his first official visit to Indonesia since being appointed to the position last year.

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