Trump to seek Indonesia`s agreement on trade commitments

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – The US President Elect Donald Trump will want Indonesia to agree to ratify international trade commitments including APEC and the Indonesia-US Strategic Partnership.

“Donald Trump will be interested in making investments in the infrastructure sector, including air, land and sea ports, especially investments that have the potential to lessen the influence of the Peoples Republic of China in South-East Asia,” international relations observer from Padjajaran University, Teuku Rezasyah, told ANTARA News in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Teuku Rezasyah added that Donald Trump will potentially urge Indonesia to explain the Free-Active policy adopted by the country in the context of the rivalry between the US and China.

“Considering the importance of investment and trade security, Trump is likely to understand the challenges faced by Indonesia in following human rights principles in the country,” he noted.

Republican Donald Trump won over his rival Hillary Clinton, the candidate of the Democratic Party.

Trump was elected as the 45th US President with total electoral votes far above Hillary Clintons.

His victory came as a shock since most surveys had predicted that Hillary Clinton would win the US Presidential contest.