Indonesia Hopes to Complete EEZ Negotiation with Vietnam
Date 9 Juli 2017
President Joko Jokowi Widodo, on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit, received Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguy?n Xuân Phúc in Hamburg Messe, Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday (8/7).
On that meeting, President Jokowi hopes for the completion of delimitation of the region and Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) negotiations between Indonesia and Vietnam as soon as possible. It is really important to prevent the recurrence of incidents related to maritime territory, as happened in May 2017.
We support the eradication of trans-boundary (crimes), as well as Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing. I encourage the making of a provisional arrangement for overlapping claims in the region, to be made in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, UNCLOS 1982, President Jokowi said.
In addition to the issues in maritime territory, violations of IUU Fishing happen more frequently in Indonesian waters. According to the President, Indonesia has suffered incredible losses because of the IUU Fishing. Indonesia expects a cooperation with Vietnam in eradicating IUU Fishing, President Jokowi said.
Regarding the Vietnam’s chairmanship in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), President Jokowi conveyed Indonesias full support. Thank you for inviting me to the APEC Summit to be held in November 2017, the President added.
Accompanying President Jokowi during that meeting were Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Head of Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Lembong, Indonesian Ambassador to Germany Fauzi Bowo, and Presidential Chief of Staff Ari Dwipayana. (EN/AS/ES) (RA/MMB/YM/Naster)