Indonesia seek explanations after US denies entry to its military chief
ANI | Updated: Oct 23, 2017 06:49 IST
Jakarta [Indonesia], Oct 23 (ANI): Indonesia has demanding an explanation after its military chief General Gatot Nurmantyo was denied entry into the United States on Saturday, despite having an invitation from US General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Nurmantyo and his wife were set to board an Emirates flight in Jakarta for Washington on Saturday evening but shortly before takeoff, the delegation received notice from US Customs and Border Protection that they weren't permitted entry to the United States, CNN reported.
The US Embassy said in a statement that it was in touch with the General's staff throughout the weekend, working to facilitate his travel.
"We remain committed to our Strategic Partnership with Indonesia as a way to deliver security and prosperity to both our nations and peoples," said the US embassy. (ANI)