By BBC. Indonesia will not be executing death row prisoners in the near future, the country’s top security minister said.

Luhut Binsar Panjaitan told a news conference the government’s priority was to address the economic slowdown.

His comments came during bilateral meetings aimed at boosting trade with the Australian government.

Relations between the countries worsened after Indonesia executed a number of foreigners, including two Australian drug traffickers in April.

“We haven’t thought about executing a death penalty with the economic conditions like this,” Mr Panjaitan told reporters in Jakarta.

Indonesia will not be executing death row prisoners in the near future, the country’s top security minister said.

Luhut Binsar Panjaitan told a news conference the government’s priority was to address the economic slowdown.

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His comments came during bilateral meetings aimed at boosting trade with the Australian government.

Relations between the countries worsened after Indonesia executed a number of foreigners, including two Australian drug traffickers in April.

“We haven’t thought about executing a death penalty with the economic conditions like this,” Mr Panjaitan told reporters in Jakarta.

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