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Foreign Ministers of Indonesia and Malaysia discuss Development of Cooperation

VOI NEWS 11.08.2017, 13.00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7

Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno L.P Marsudi met with Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato 'Sri Anifah in the 15th Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation or JCBC on Friday, (11/8) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Jakarta. After the meeting, at the joint Press Conference, Retno Marsudi explained, this year is a very important year for Indonesia and Malaysia because this year is the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries and the 50th anniversary of ASEAN where Malaysia and Indonesia are 2 of the 5 founding countries of ASEAN. The series of JCBC meetings have begun Thursday with a meeting of high officials. The Foreign Minister explained, in the meeting a lot of issues were discusses and it reflects the dynamic relations between the two countries. At foreign ministerial meetings, they talked on trade and investment, border issues, labor cooperation and the eradication of human trafficking and many more.

“As we know, Malaysia is one of Indonesia's important partners in trade and investment. In 2016 for example, trade between two countries almost reached 15 billion US Dollars. Malaysia is also one of the 10 largest investors in Indonesia with a value of 1.1 billion US Dollars, Retno Marsudi said.

Retno Marsudi further explained the two foreign ministers also discussed the issue of border. Indonesia and Malaysia have both sea and land borders. For the maritime border, since the last JCBC, Indonesia has held 9 meetings. Both parties have agreed on provisional territorial sea boundary or PTSB in Sulawesi sea and Indonesia has requested Malaysia to inaugurate PTSB. For land boundaries, Indonesia welcomes the signing of the 20th MoU on Joint Demarcation and Survey on Indonesia Malaysia International Boundary. Both countries agreed to resolve the border-related issues in the area of North and West Kalimantan. Both countries agreed to increase cooperation in the field of employment placement and protection through renewal of memorandum of understanding. They also talked on cooperation in combating human trafficking, the establishment of a Community Learning Center in Malaysia and oil palm to increase the sustainable palm and to promote against the black campaign of palm oil. The last issues discussed are related to maritime cooperation and other regional issues. (sekar/rezha/edit r)

also said, Indonesia and Singapore keep increasing cooperation in various sectors such as trade, economy, and cyber security. Previously, the Minister said, various activities were held to celebrate the 50-year bilateral cooperation of Indonesia and Singapore. One of the upcoming event will be the visit of President Joko Widodo to Singapore to attend country leaders meeting. (steve/edit r)

 

Indonesia to increase cooperation with Singapore

Indonesia keeps increasing cooperation with Singapore in various sectors. That was conveyed by Indonesian Industry Minister Airlangga Hartato in his speech in the celebration of the  52nd National Day of Singapore in Jakarta on Thursday (10/8). In his speech, the Minister said, Singapore and Indonesia have been cooperating for 50 years to maintain regional security and stability. Minister Airlangga expressed hope that the two countries could maintain and increase cooperation in bilateral, regional, and multilateral framework.

“As both countries continue to work closely in bilateral, regional, and multi-lateral framework, we achieve much together within fifty years of our diplomatic relations. I have strong confidence that we will be able to collectively address new and emerging challenges, to utilize new potential for our mutual benefit. I wish to conclude by reiterating Indonesia’s commitment to further strengthen our bonds of friendship in the area of cooperation for both mutual benefits towards realizing full potential economy. I also look forward to working with you (Singapore) to further advance our bilateral agenda and pursue our shared interest at regional and multilateral form”, Airlangga said. 

Minister Airlangga also said, Indonesia and Singapore keep increasing cooperation in various sectors such as trade, economy, and cyber security. Previously, the Minister said, various activities were held to celebrate the 50-year bilateral cooperation of Indonesia and Singapore. One of the upcoming event will be the visit of President Joko Widodo to Singapore to attend country leaders meeting. (steve/edit r)

Defense becomes main sector of bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and South Korea

Bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and South Korea keeps on increasing significantly. The two countries have concrete cooperation in economy, tourism, culture and defense. It was said by South Korean ambassador to Indonesia, Cho Tae Young at the special interview with Voice of Indonesia at the embassy of South Korea in Jakarta recently. He said the defense cooperation of the two countries is experiencing fast progress and brings mutual benefit for both countries.

“Defense is in this area Korea and Indonesia have shown excellent cooperation. For us Indonesia is the biggest market and also we bought a lot from Indonesia, that means we bought military transportation, aircraft from Indonesia we are still using this. You bought from us jet fighters, maybe for training of pilots and you bought from us submarine, Ambassador Cho Tae Young said.

Furthermore, Cho Tae Young also said Indonesia and South Korea have planned defense cooperation by building jet fighters KFX and IFX. The modern jet fighters will be built jointly by the two countries to support the main weaponry system. (AF/edit r)

sly, the Minister said, various activities were held to celebrate the 50-year bilateral cooperation of Indonesia and Singapore. One of the upcoming event will be the visit of President Joko Widodo to Singapore to attend country leaders meeting. (steve/edit r)

 

Two Indonesian Students Detained in Egypt
== Two Indonesian students of Al-Azhar University from West Sumatra have been detained by Egypt authorities since August
1st for alleged illegal entry. They are Nurul Islami and Muhammad Hadi. Pangeran Arsyad Ihsanul Haq, the president of
the Indonesian Students Association (PPMI) Egypt branch, said in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday, August 10th that Nurul and Hadi were
in Samanud, around 130 kilometers from Cairo when local police arrested them. The Egyptian government bans foreigners from
entering the region since the past couple of years due to the political situation. Despite the fact that they are not involved in
any criminal act, PPMI Egypt branch said that the two students came to their previous property in Samanud to retrieve their
belongings. They had moved out to Cairo since the Egyptian government named Samanud as a forbidden area. When they left
the house to buy drinks at night, local authorities arrested them. Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt Helmi Fauzi said that the KBRI
officials have visited the detention house. However, security officers did not allow the officials to meet the students. He said
the embassy will dispatch a lawyer to free them. (Tempo)

 

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