Cabinet Secretariat Holds FGD on International Treaty-Making, Ratification

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 22 Juni 2023
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Deputy for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Purnomo Sucipto and Assistant Deputy for International Relations Johar Arifin have a discussion with speakers of a focus group discussion on Best Practices on Treaty-Making and Ratification under the Legal System of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, at Park Hyatt Hotel, Central Jakarta, Wednesday (06/21) (Photo by: PR/Oji)

Cabinet Secretariat Wednesday (06/21) held a focus group discussion on Best Practices on Treaty-Making and Ratification under the Legal System of the Kingdom of the Netherlands at Park Hyatt Hotel, Central Jakarta.

The discussion—which invited public officials and practitioners related to foreign relations and international agreements from the Netherlands and Indonesia—was aimed to deepen the preparation and discussion of the proposed amendments to the Law on International Treaties and the Law on Foreign Relations.

“Cabinet Secretariat took the initiative to conduct a discussion by exploring experiences and best practices from countries that are considered advanced in drafting international agreements, one of which is the Kingdom of the Netherlands,” Deputy for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Purnomo Sucipto said.

Purnomo stated that the discussion would deepen the study and preparation of Bill on Amendments to Law Number 37 of 1999 on Foreign Relations and Law Number 24 of 2000 on International Treaties, adding that the amendments are necessary so that the Laws remain relevant to dynamic changes of political and legal situations in the future.

“The discussion is expected to provide a more comprehensive picture of the legal system of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and useful input for compiling studies on the experiences and best practices of other countries that can be applied to the drafting and ratification of Indonesia’s international treaties in the future,” he said.

Purnomo also expressed hope that the discussion would generate various breakthroughs and ideas of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

“Opening new opportunities for closer cooperation [especially] between the Cabinet Secretariat and the Kingdom of the Netherlands’s Embassy in Jakarta,” Purnomo remarked. (FID/UN) (GWH/MMB)

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