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TOKYO - Indonesia's president-elect Joko Widodo said his country was ready to act as an intermediary to calm rising tensions over territorial disputes in the South China Sea, according to an interview published Tuesday. 

Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo (C) speaks to journalists in Jakarta on August 12, 2014

The Jakarta governor, who won a resounding electoral victory last month, told Japan's Asahi newspaper that he would work toward finding diplomatic -- not military -- solutions to the simmering conflicts.

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