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Indonesia’s President-Elect Arrives in China for Highly Unusual Visit

Indonesia's President-elect Prabowo Subianto was greeted in Beijing by China's ambassador to Jakarta, Lu Kang (center), when he arrived for a three-day visit on March 31, 2024. Image via CCTV+.

Indonesian President-elect Prabowo Subianto arrived in Beijing on Sunday for what many observers describe as a highly unusual visit that will include a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

It is extremely rare for a foreign leader who has not even been sworn into office yet to be invited to Beijing to meet with Xi.

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