Indonesia Appreciates Re-election of Erdogan as Turkish President

 

Jakarta, MINA — President Joko Widodo has appreciated the re-election of Recep Tayyip Erdogan as Turkish President through a recent presidential election, Antara News reported.

“This morning, I got a report from the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs on the re-election of Erdogan. I congratulate the re-election of Erdogan as the president of Turkey,” he said, after reviewing the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, on Monday.

He hoped to immediately communicate with Erdogan via a telephone line.

Indonesian government stated that bilateral relations with Turkey had, no doubt, become stronger.

“As two major Muslim countries, Indonesia and Turkey, I see that we have a lot in common and hope that bilateral relations of Indonesia and Turkey will be even better, especially in the fields of economy and investment,” he remarked.

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The preliminary results of the presidential election in Turkey showed that incumbent President Erdogan has grabbed 52.7 percent of Turkish society`s votes from the total of 96.5 percent of votes counted on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Erdogan`s rival Muharrem Ince, from the main opposition of Republican People`s Party, obtained 30.7 percent of the votes. * (T/RS5/RS1).

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency *MINA)

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