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Jokowi's Russian mission is great, though it achieves little: Jakarta Post contributor

The writer says President Jokowi is on track to play a major peace-making role and the Indonesian people should support his initiative.

Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands with Indonesia's President Joko Widodo at the Kremlin in Moscow on June 30, 2022. PHOTO: AFP
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JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A highly respected Indonesian veteran diplomat concluded that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo had failed his peace mission in Moscow last week.

The influential and popular diplomat had given the President a 10-point recommendation just before the latter left for Kyiv and Moscow. On the surface, the President's shuttle diplomacy did not offer a breakthrough, let alone progress, in the efforts to end the Russia-Ukraine war because the problem is too complicated to overcome by an individual in a short time. But I believe Jokowi will pursue peace no matter what.

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