Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Indonesia Presidents Joko Widodo (Jokowi) walks next to a national flag during his visit at a military base in Natuna, near South China Sea, Indonesia January 8, 2020. Jokowi visited an island in waters disputed by China on Wednesday to assert Indonesia's sovereignty amid a standoff between Indonesian and Chinese vessels. Laily Rachev/Courtesy of Indonesian Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

FILE PHOTO: Indonesia's Deputy Minister for Maritime Affairs Arif Havas Oegroseno points at the location of North Natuna Sea on a new map of Indonesia during talks with reporters in Jakarta, Indonesia, July 14, 2017. The confrontation began in mid-December when a Chinese coast guard vessel and fishing boats, entered waters in Indonesia's exclusive economic zone, off the coast of the northern Natuna islands, prompting Jakarta to summon Beijing's ambassador. REUTERS/Beawiharta/File Photo

KRI Tjiptadi-381 dispels Chinese Coast Guard ships while patrolling the North Natuna Sea, Riau Islands, Monday, December 30, 2019. in this still image taken from KRI Tjiptadi-381 footage. Jokowi told reporters on Natuna Besar island that the disputed waters belong solely to Indonesia. "We have a district here, a regent, and a governor here," he said. "There are no more debates. De facto, de jure, Natuna is Indonesia." ANTARA FOTO/HO/Dispen Koarmada I

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) talks to Indonesia's Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo during a visit in Natuna, Riau Islands, Indonesia January 8, 2020 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. China has not claimed the Natuna islands themselves, but says it has nearby fishing rights within a self-proclaimed Nine-Dash Line that includes most of the South China Sea - a claim that is not recognized internationally. Antara Foto/M Risyal Hidayat/via REUTERS

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) visits a military base in Natuna, near the South China Sea, Indonesia, January 8, 2020. In 2017, Indonesia renamed the northern reaches of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea, as part of a push back against China's maritime territorial ambitions. Laily Rachev/Courtesy of Indonesian Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) visits at a military base in Natuna, near the South China Sea, Indonesia, January 8, 2020. The dispute has soured Indonesia's generally friendly relationship with China, its biggest trading partner and a major investor in Southeast Asia's largest country. Laily Rachev/Courtesy of Indonesian Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS