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Indonesia Demands Clarification

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United States deputy ambassador for Indonesia Erin Elizabeth McKee (left) answering questions from reporters after meeting Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi at the Foreign Ministry office in Jakarta on Monday (Oct. 23). During the meeting, Erin issued a US apology over the incident in which Indonesian Military Commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo was denied entry to the U.S.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS — The Indonesian government has demanded Washington to clarify the reason behind barring Indonesian Military Commander Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo from entering the United States. Indonesia appreciated the US’s good intention to immediately lift the ban, but this was not enough.

Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi stressed in Jakarta on Monday (23/10) that her office still required an explanation for the incident. The Foreign Minister stated her strict stance after meeting with US Deputy Ambassador to Indonesia Erin Elizabeth McKee, who Retno had invited to explain what had happened.