Indonesia denies putting trade deal on hold over Australia's possible embassy move

JAKARTA—Indonesia's Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita on Tuesday denied a report that Jakarta was considering putting on hold a trade pact with Australia over a proposal by Australia to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


Asked whether Indonesia was postponing its comprehensive economic partnership agreement with Australia over the proposal, Lukita told Reuters in a text message there was "no such thing", adding that the deal was on schedule to be signed this year.


Australia's ABC News cited a senior Indonesian government source as saying Jakarta was considering putting the trade deal on hold over Prime Minister Scott Morrison's statement he would consider moving his country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.


פרסום ראשון: 10.16.18, 08:26