Indonesia’s President-elect Prabowo Subianto said his incoming administration will maintain an open foreign policy approach and not be drawn into choosing sides between the U.S. and China as they compete for influence.

"We invite the U.S., the Japanese, the Koreans, the Europeans. The fact that we are friends with you doesn’t mean we can’t be friends with China, India, Russia," Prabowo said in an interview with Qatar-based TV news network Al Jazeera released on Sunday.

"Our guiding philosophy is to be friends with all countries," he said.