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The Latest: Pence praises Indonesia's moderate form of Islam

  • U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, confers with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during their meeting at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Pence is currently on a 10-day trip in Asia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, Pool)

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, confers with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during their meeting at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Pence is currently on a 10-day trip in Asia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, is shown the way by Indonesian President Joko Widodo during their meeting at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Pence is currently on a 10-day trip in Asia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, Pool)

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, is shown the way by Indonesian President Joko Widodo during their meeting at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Pence is currently on a 10-day trip in Asia. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, walks in the garden of Merdeka Palace with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during their meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Indonesia is the latest stop on an Asian tour by Pence that is reinforcing traditional U.S. alliances at a time when Donald Trump's presidency has raised questions about the strength of the U.S. commitment to the region. (Bay Ismoyo/Pool Photo via AP)

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, walks in the garden of Merdeka Palace with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during their meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Indonesia is the latest stop on an Asian tour by Pence that is reinforcing traditional U.S. alliances at a time when Donald Trump's presidency has raised questions about the strength of the U.S. commitment to the region. (Bay Ismoyo/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The Latest on U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Asia (all times local):

11:15 a.m.

Vice President Mike Pence has reaffirmed the importance what he says is the strategic partnership between the United States and the world's most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia.

After meeting with Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, he says Indonesia and the U.S. are both democracies and share the same values.

He praised Indonesia for the moderate from of Islam it practices and said the two countries would continue to cooperate on combating terrorism.

But Pence foreshadowed some reworking of the commercial and economic relationship saying that U.S. exporters should face a level playing field.