JAKARTA - Indonesia is expected to secure $6bn in debt relief from the Paris Club of creditors when the group meets in April. What is not clear, however, is what strings will be attached and whether private lenders will shoulder some of the burden. The debt falls due between April this year and December 2003 and around 50% is owed to Jakarta's biggest creditor and strategic ally Japan. Japan has already shown tacit support for the rescheduling, which would give it some much needed fiscal breathing space and help it meet vital targets including a budget deficit of 2,5% of gross domestic product (GDP). Indonesia's debt levels ballooned after the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s, expanding total foreign debts to about 133bn or close to 100% of GDP.