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Indonesia confirms Blinken raised normalizing ties with Israel

Country has no official diplomatic ties with Israel due to support for Palestine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens to Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi speak in Jakarta, Indonesia Dec. 14.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken raised the possibility of Indonesia normalizing its diplomatic ties with Israel during his visit to the Southeast Asian country in mid-December, Indonesia's foreign ministry has confirmed.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Teuku Faizasyah told Nikkei Asia that the issue was raised during a meeting between Blinken and Retno Marsudi, Indonesia's foreign minister, during the former's two-day visit to the archipelago on Dec. 13 and 14.

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