JAKARTA: Indonesia, the country with the world’s biggest Muslim population, can do business with a “pragmatic” US President-elect Donald Trump, a senior minister close to President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday.
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan said outgoing President Barack Obama’s “ideological” foreign policy had intensified differences between countries.
“President Trump is a pragmatist who is likely to adopt a non-ideological and non-confrontational approach to a diverse political world,” Pandjaitan said in an opinion piece published in Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper.
As well as being close to Widodo – the two were business partners before entering politics – Pandjaitan plays an …read more
Source: Free Malaysia Today