Indonesian President Sails To South China Sea Islands In Message To Beijing

June 23, 2016 8:23 AM

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Indonesian President Sails To South China Sea Islands In Message To Beijing

JAKARTA: Indonesia's president visited the Natuna Islands aboard a warship on Thursday, making a bold move to assert sovereignty over the area in the southern reaches of the South China Sea after Beijing stated its "over-lapping claim" on nearby waters.

President Joko Widodo's visit along with his chief security minister and foreign minister was described by Indonesian officials as the strongest message that has been given to China over the issue.

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