Marsudi Encourages Enhanced Cooperation Between Indonesia and Cyprus

id Marsudi Encourages Enhanced Cooperation Between Indonesia and Cyprus

Retno Marsudi. (Antara)

Jakarta, (Antara Sumbar) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has held bilateral talks with her Cyprus counterpart, Ioannis Kasoulides, to encourage increased bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

"I warmly welcome Cyprus' plan to reopen its embassy in Indonesia," Marsudi said, following the meeting held on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York, on Tuesday (Sept 19).

At the meeting, she stated that the two countries still have a great chance to increase their bilateral relations, according to the Foreign Ministry in a press statement released on Wednesday.

In this regard, she warmly welcomed Cyprus' plan to appoint its ambassador to Australia to concurrently serve as an ambassador to Indonesia before it reopens its embassy in Jakarta.

The two ministers also agreed to activate bilateral mechanism in the form of bilateral consultation forum agreed upon in 2011 to enhance bilateral ties, particularly in trade and investment fields.

She further encouraged business-to-business contact between the two nations. For her part, she invited Cyprus business people to take part in the Trade Expo Indonesia, which is scheduled for Oct 2017 in Jakarta.

At the meeting, Marsudi also reiterated the Indonesian government's commitment to take active part in creating global ecosystem for peace, stability, and welfare.

In response, the Cyprus foreign minister warmly welcomed Indonesia's bid for non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council and praised Indonesia for its diplomatic efforts to promote regional and global peace and security. (*)

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