Indonesian ambassador returns to Australia

Australia has confirmed that Indonesia`s ambassador has returned to Canberra six months after he was called home during a diplomatic spat over spying allegations.

AP Last Updated: May 27, 2014, 08:36 AM IST

Canberra: Australia has confirmed that Indonesia`s ambassador has returned to Canberra six months after he was called home during a diplomatic spat over spying allegations.

Indonesian ambassador Nadjib Riphat Kesoema`s return marks a significant thawing in relations since he was recalled in November after media reported phone-tapping revelations from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden that Australia had spied on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, his wife and eight Indonesian ministers and officials in 2009.
A Foreign Ministry statement today confirmed that Kesoema had returned to the Australian capital. He could not be immediately contacted today for comment.