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Asia Africa Conference Marked by High-profile Absences

On Tuesday the president of Indonesia addressed the business summit at the Asia Africa Conference underway in Jakarta, but after last minute changes to the schedule he was the only head of state who spoke. Generally, Asian and African leaders who had been scheduled to play a high-profile role at the summit may end up as no-shows. Indonesian President Joko Widodo told the hundreds of business leaders and diplomats from Asia, Africa and the Middle East that economic development is the way...

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