Indonesia and Tajikistan Sign Four Cooperation Documents
Date 1 Agustus 2016
Bilateral meeting between the delegations of the Government of Republic Indonesia, led by President Joko Widodo, and the Government of Republic of Tajikistan, led by President Emomali Rahmon, at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Monday (1/8) morning, has produced the signing of four cooperation documents.
Indonesia welcomes the signing of four cooperation documents, such as visa-free, counterterrorism, intelligence information exchange in financial sector particularly money laundering and terrorism financing, as well as diplomatic education and training, President Joko Widodo said in a joint press conference with President Emomali Rahmon, at the State Palace (1/8), Jakarta.
The four documents are:
- Visa-free Cooperation Agreement Indonesia was represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno L. P. Marsudi;
- Diplomatic Education and Training Cooperation Agreement – Indonesia was represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno L. P. Marsudi;
- Counter Terrorism Cooperation Agreement Indonesia was represented by the Head of National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) Suhardi Alius;
- Cooperation Agreement of intelligence information exchange on money laundering and terrorism financing Indonesia was represented by the Head of Indonesian Financial Transaction Reports and Analysis Center (PPATK) Muhammad Yusuf.
The President explained that his meeting with President Emomali Rahmon was in a friendly atmosphere and very productive. The President stated that the meeting discussed the efforts to strengthen bilateral cooperation in several sectors, i.e. first: to enhance security cooperation including counterterrorism as well as to fight drugs trafficking. Second, to enhance economic cooperation, to initiate cooperation in textile industry and cotton processing that will soon befollowed up. We also shared ideas about regional and global strategic issues that become our common interest, the President said.
When receiving the President of Tajikistan, President Joko Widodo was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, and Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung. (DAN/ES)(MMB/YM/Naster)