Q&A: Indonesia's foreign minister on warship row with Singapore
INDONESIAN Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa spoke to the Singapore media about the diplomatic row arising from Jakarta's decision to name a new warship after two Marines who bombed a building in Orchard Road in 1965.
Here are excerpts from the interview.
Q: Did you discuss this issue with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono?
A: Yes, we've been having discussions among the relevant ministers and of course we kept Pak SBY abreast of developments, to inform where we are and to seek his guidance. And what I am addressing now is the basic message that no ill intent, no ill will, and no malice is intended. It's just one of those things. It has happened, let's quickly move on, we want to get it behind us.