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President visits Indonesia, praises "excellent" ties

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic on Tuesday started his three-day visit Indonesia, at the invitation of his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo.

Nikolic's official Facebook page on Tuesday featured a photograph from the airport in Jakarta, that showed a welcoming billboard with images of the Serbian president and his wife and those of Widodo and his wife.

Indonesia government aims to outlaw insulting president, sparks uproar

Indonesian legislators and human rights activists criticized Aug. 5 a government proposal to make insulting the president illegal, citing concern for freedom of speech in the world's third-largest democracy. 

The proposal aims to revive a law from the era of former authoritarian ruler Suharto that was used to silence dissidents with jail sentences and fines.