Indonesia, Australia Sign Transportation Agreement
Date 10 Februari 2020
Indonesia and Australia have decided to sign an agreement on air connectivity, vocational education, and transportation safety.
“There is also the signing of 2 documents, namely plan of action for the implementation of a strategic comprehensive partnership in 2020-2024 and an MoU on transportation,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi stated during a press conference at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel, in Canberra, Australia, Monday (10/2).
On the occasion, Minister of Transportation Budi Karya Sumadi stated that currently on air connectivity, there are 115 flights from Australia to Indonesia but only 82 flights from Indonesia to Australia.
“We will ask (their government) to lessen some restrictions. Indonesia’s (travel) status is still yellow,” the Minister said, adding that the Indonesian Government has asked the status to be changed to green to ease movements from and to Australia.
Australia, Budi stated, has provided a lot of support for safety improvement in Indonesia and provided training staffs for vocational schools.
“This great partnership has been going on since 2003 and we would like to improve it through increased activities,” Budi stated. (MAY/EN)
Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: Mia M. Bonaedy