Indonesia says foreign minister's planned visit to Myanmar not going ahead


FILE PHOTO: Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi attends the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-New Zealand ministerial meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay city, metro Manila, Philippines August 6, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco/Pool/File Photo

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will not travel to Myanmar to hold talks with the country's military leaders following a military coup earlier this month, a spokesman for the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

"After taking into account the current development and the input of other ASEAN countries this is not the ideal time to conduct a visit to Myanmar," Indonesian Foreign ministry spokesman Teuku Faizasyah told a news briefing.

(Reporting by Stanley Widanto; Writing by Kate Lamb; Editing by Ed Davies)

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