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Indonesia in Talks With China on Reducing Tensions in Korean Peninsula and South China Sea

VOI NEWS 10.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 15-05-2017

Reducing tensions in the Korean Peninsula and South China Sea must be prioritized to maintain the security and stability of the region. It was said by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi during a bilateral meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing over the weekend. Minister Retno highlighted the urgency of the cause, calling on North Korea to respect United Nations resolutions and urging everyone to participate in peaceful negotiations. She also expressed her appreciation of recently-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who pledged to hold a dialogue with the North. Retno said in a statement that it is a positive signal from the new leader of South Korea, which indicates a commitment to reduce the tension in the Korean Peninsula. The ministers also discussed the South China Sea dispute. As ASEAN's works on the code of conduct (CoC) in the South China Sea are reaching the final stage, both Retno and Wang Yi expressed their optimism that it will be completed soon. Both Indonesia and China have also finalized a plan of action on the implementation of the Indonesia-China comprehensive strategic partnership, which includes cooperation in the security, maritime, trade, investment and tourism sectors as well as people-to-people exchange. (Jakarta Globe)


Singapore Airlines Subsidiary Scoot Talks about Indonesian Market

Lee Lik Hsin, CEO of Singapore Airlines subsidiary Scoot operating in Jakarta, Surabaya, and Denpasar, revealed that he had been in communications with Indonesian authorities. Lee added that Indonesian officials had visited Scoot to discuss flights. However, Lee did not reveal whether his company is planning to serve new flight routes outside the three cities. Lee said that they have entered the Indonesian market and served Jakarta, Surabaya, and Bali. Lee made the statement during a flight on the latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Seattle to Singapore recently. In response to tight competition in the Southeast Asia aviation industry, Lee expressed optimism that Scoot can seize an opportunity in the market. Scoot’s flights are operated by Budget Aviation Holdings under Singapore Airlines Group’s umbrella. Lee added that Scoot and Tiger have served flights from and to 59 cities in 16 Asia Pacific countries. (Jakarta Post)

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