Indonesia is expressing concern over U.S. moves to renew a law banning imports from Burma.
An Indonesian foreign ministry spokesman told reporters today (Tuesday) that Jakarta believes such sanctions will not bring positive change to Burma. He called for dialogue and engagement with Burma's military government as an alternative to sanctions.
Indonesia currently chairs the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, to which Burma also belongs.
The U.S. House of Representatives approved the legislation on Burma Monday. A similar bill is under consideration in the U.S. Senate. Information for this story is provided by AFP.