Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Source: EPA/VNA)

Jakarta (VNA)
– Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been ranked among the top 20 world’s most influential Muslim figures in the annual publication The Muslim 500 published by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre based in Jordan.

Widodo was ranked 16th in the list, slightly below his rank of 13th last year and 11th in both the 2016 and 2015/2014 edition.

The Muslim 500 ranks individuals based on the significance of their influence or power, be it political, financial or ideological, in making contributions to the Muslim world.

Widodo is a political leader with influence over 252 million citizens of Indonesia, the world's largest Muslim-majority country.

He took office in late October 2014. As the government leader of Indonesia, he has defined the development of the global maritime axis as a key foreign policy of the government to protect Indonesia’s sovereignty, reinforce maritime security, tackle piracy in the region and upgrade infrastructure to enhance the country’s status in the world.-VNA