April 30, 2017
Maungdaw- Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has told State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday that leaving the Rohingya crisis unsolved would affect peace and stability both in her country and in the ASEAN region.
The conversation between Jokowi and Suu Kyi happened on the sidelines of the 30th ASEAN summit in Manilla, Philiphines, where the two leaders are meeting for the first time.
The Indonesian government has expressed support for the peaceful co-existence of different ethnic groups in the troubled Arakan region, and is using the summit to push forward their agenda, according to reports in the Indonesian media.
There is strong support for Rohingyas in the world’s biggest Muslim state.
Suu Kyi has however told Jokowi that Myanmar is partly complying with recommendations put forward by Kofi Annan’s commission but did not go into the details of what exactly Myanmar was doing.
Jokowi has reportedly offered Suu Kyi Indonesia's expertise in health, educational and livelihood programs, as well as the capacity-building training for Myanmar's police.