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28 April 2017

Anies will look towards fulfilling his policy promises to prove his worth as a presidential candidate. The success of religious tensions in propelling him into power could also be utilised again.

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  • 19 April 2017
    What’s Next?

    The run-off poll in the vote to elect the next governor of Jakarta takes place on 19 April. US Vice President Mike Pence will visit Indonesia on 20-22 April and Australia on 22 April.

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  • 4 April 2017
    What’s Next?

    Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina will visit India to meet with Narendra Modi from 7-10 April. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is slated to visit India on 9 April. The third IORA Blue Economy Core Group will meet in Mauritius on 10-11 April.

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  • 29 March 2017
    What’s Next?

    Jordan will host the 28th Arab Summit on 29 March. The Korea-Africa Business Forum will be held in Busan, South Korea on 30-31 March. The third IORA Blue Economy Core Group will meet in Mauritius on 10-11 April.  

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  • 21 March 2017
    What’s Next?

    World Water Day is 22 March. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit Australia and New Zealand from 22-29 March, while Defence Minister Chang Wanquan will visit Nepal and Bangladesh from 23-26 March.  

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