ABOARD AIR FORCE TWO, April 21 U.S. Vice
President Mike Pence told Indonesian President Joko Widodo that
more steps were needed to resolve the dispute between mining
giant Freeport McMoRan Inc and the Indonesian
government, a White House foreign policy adviser said on Friday.
Pence briefly raised the issue during a meeting in Jakarta
on Thursday at the presidential palace, thanking Widodo for an
interim fix for the dispute over his government's changes to
mining rules which had prompted Freeport to slash output at its
Grasberg copper mine.
(Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Doina Chiacu and