Retno Marsudi Discussed the Opening of Darwin-Kupang-Dili Sea Line, Here's the Explanations!
Retno Marsudi held a trilateral meeting with the Australian Foreign Minister and East Timorese Foreign Minister on the sidelines of the 74th UN.
TRIBUNBATAM.id - Foreign Minister (Menlu) Retno Marsudi held a trilateral meeting with the Australian Foreign Minister and East Timorese Foreign Minister on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly (SMU), in New York, USA on the second day, Wednesday (9/25/2019).
The meeting of the three Ministers discussed about the development of connectivity between the three countries. The connectivity meant is the opening of the sea lane between Darwin (Australia), Kupang (NTT, Indonesia), and Dili (Timor Leste), and the flight path from Kupang to Perth, Australia.
"This will increase the domestic economic growth, especially if the MoU on the regulation of borders and movement of people, especially with Timor Leste has been agreed", said Retno.
In a written statement, Thursday (09/26/2019) explained, the last meeting of the three countries took place in 2013. This trilateral meeting was considered in important to exchange the ideas on issues of interest of the three countries.
Besides meeting with Australia and Timor Leste, on the same day, the Foreign Minister, Retno met with the six countries, namely Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Australia and Timor Leste.
The meeting with Saudi Arabia was focused on discussing the follow-up of the recent visit of the head of state. Both parties agreed on the need to establish a High Level Summit between Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.
In addition, the Foreign Minister was also discussed about the status of cooperation between Pertamina and Aramko. It was explained that currently an asset evaluation process was being carried out from Pertamina.
With Saudi Arabia, the Indonesian Foreign Minister also discussed about the Palestinian issues. Both Foreign Ministers expressed their concern over the latest developments that related to the Israeli and Palestinian conflict.
"Both agree on the need for an exclamation to unite and help the struggle of the Palestinian people," she said.
Meanwhile, at a meeting with the Bahrain Foreign Minister, the Indonesian Foreign Minister emphasized about the increasing bilateral cooperation.
Both Foreign Ministers have signed the MoUs on visa free agreements for diplomatic and official passports. At present, a Visa on Arrival finalization is underway for an ordinary Indonesian passport holders to visit Bahrain.
When she met with the Foreign Minister of Luxembourg, Luxembourg expressed the desire to immediately finalize and sign the MoU regarding to the Air Services Agreement. (*)