Morrison plays down Israel embassy spat ahead of Indonesia trade talks

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Prime minister says he’ll meet Joko Widodo at upcoming summits, but ‘there’s no rush’ to sign a free trade agreement

Scott Morrison has said he cannot say when he will sign a free trade agreement with his Indonesian counterpart, Joko Widodo, with the timing for that in Jakarta’s hands, but he has suggested trade should not be conflated with other issues.

The Australian government has signalled previously the trade deal will be squared away before the end of the year, but relations between Canberra and Jakarta have been disrupted because of Morrison’s decision to flag Australia could follow Donald Trump in shifting its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

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