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Indonesia's Jokowi calls for Japan investment in EVs, new capital

President discusses strategic projects with Kishida, eying acceleration of infrastructure buildup

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo speak to the media before their meeting at the prime minister's office in Tokyo on July 27. (Photo by Uichiro Kasai)

TOKYO/JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and a top minister have urged Japan to invest in the electric vehicle industry and other infrastructure projects, including in Indonesia's planned new capital, stressing that their country is well positioned for post-pandemic economic growth.

The Indonesian president met Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in Tokyo on Wednesday, discussing economic cooperation and infrastructure development.

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