Indonesia requires ‘clear and thorough’ probe of Khashoggi killing

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BOGOR, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo known as for a “clear and thorough” investigation of the demise of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a gathering on Monday with Saudi Arabia’s overseas minister, the overseas minister of the Asian nation mentioned.

Indonesia President Joko Widodo welcomes Saudi Arabia Overseas Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir at presidential palace in Bogor, Indonesia, October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, maintains shut ties with Saudi Arabia and has “expressed concern” over the killing on the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, which the dominion initially denied for weeks.

Khashoggi’s killing has drawn worldwide criticism, prompting the dominion on Sunday to explain it as a “enormous and grave mistake”, whereas including that crown prince Mohammed bin Salman had not been conscious of the case.

Indonesia President Joko Widodo waits for arrival of Saudi Arabia Overseas Minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir at presidential palace in Bogor, Indonesia, October 22, 2018. REUTERS/Beawiharta

“Indonesia hopes the investigation being carried out is clear and thorough,” Overseas Minister Retno Marsudi instructed reporters after Widodo’s assembly with Saudi Overseas Minister Adel al-Jubeir, which she attended.

The 2 met on the presidential palace on the outskirts of Jakarta, the capital, to debate a number of topics, together with the Khashoggi case.

Marsudi mentioned al-Jubeir had conveyed a “assertion and clarification” to Widodo in regards to the case, however she declined to elaborate. She is scheduled to carry talks with al-Jubeir in Jakarta on Tuesday.

In 2017, King Salman grew to become the primary Saudi monarch to go to the Southeast Asian nation in almost 5 a long time, and signed a variety of cooperation pacts.

Writing by Kanupriya Kapoor; Enhancing by Clarence Fernandez

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