Indonesia is South Koreas Strategic Partner: President Moon
Date 10 September 2018
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday (10/9) attended the official welcoming ceremony at Changdeok Palace, Seoul.
On the occasion, President Jokowi and the First Lady were greeted by Korean and Indonesian children and Korean art performances. President Jokowi and South Korean President Moon Jae-in then held a friendship talk at the Secret Garden of Changdeok Palace, during which tea and traditional Korean food were served.
President Moon Jae-in and President Jokowi also held a joint press conference at the Blue House Presidential Palace, Seoul.
On that occasion, President Moon Jae-in praised President Jokowi on the success of the 2018 Asian Games and for the 45 years diplomatic relations between Indonesia and South Korea. “We agree to expand the cooperation between the two countries in the future,” President Moon said.
In the joint press conference, President Moon conveyed several things, among others:
First, the two countries will continue to organize high-level exchanges, including high-level summits, and will strengthen cooperation on defense, maritime affairs, and banking sectors so that the people of the two countries can benefit from the cooperation.
Second, President Moon said that Indonesia and South Korea will strengthen the cooperation on welfare and trade sector in order to boost economic growth in the future.
“South Korea will help to build infrastructures in Indonesia with LRT development projects, railroads and railway stations, and will continue to work together on environmentally friendly energy development, including the construction of hydroelectric power plants in Cilegon (Banten Province),” President Moon added.
The two countries, according to President Moon, have also agreed to also strengthen cooperation on digital start-ups and ICT technology, including 5G, in order to face the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
Third, the two countries will continue young exchange programs, including Young Leaders’ Dialog.
Indonesia and South Korea, President Moon continued, also have a Memorandum of Understanding on Human Resources and Good Governance.
“Fourth, the two countries will work together for peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula and East Asia,” President Moon further said, while praising President Jokowi for his commitment to bring peace to the Peninsula.
The two countries have also established strategic cooperation on security sector, including on the production of fighter aircraft and submarines, marine waste management, maritime energy development, joint response to international maritime crime, and maritime environment.
“Once again, I thank President Joko Widodo and the Indonesian delegation for the state visit, President Moon concluded. (DNS/RAH/ES) (DNS/EN) (RI/EP/Naster)