Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

February 25, 2015 10:05 PM

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Australian PM strikes conciliatory note over Indonesia executions

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott struck a conciliatory tone on Thursday after speaking with Indonesian President Joko Widodo about the looming execution of two convicted Australian drug traffickers.

Abbott said he spoke with his "friend" Widodo on Wednesday evening, adding that the Indonesian leader "absolutely understands our position ... and I think he is carefully considering Indonesia's position".

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