Indonesia-Malaysia to Solve Border Issues: President Jokowi
Date 29 Juni 2018
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said that Indonesia and Malaysia have the same commitment on good Governance, eradication of corruption, connectivity and solving border issues.
“We will discuss the matters one by one in ministerial forums,” President Jokowi said in a joint press conference with the Malaysian Prime Minister at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Friday (29/6).
The President added that Indonesia and Malaysia will work together to resolve the border issues for the benefit of both countries. President Jokowi also said that Indonesia pays attention to the protection for Indonesian workers in Malaysia, as well as the construction of schools for Indonesian children in Malaysia.
President Jokowi and Prime Minister Mahathir also discussed the South China Sea. “We have the same commitment for a settlement through dialog based on international laws,” President Jokowi stated.
President Jokowi said at the beginning of the press conference that it was an honor for Indonesia to welcome the Prime Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.
“Indonesia is the first country in ASEAN visited by Mr. Tun Mahathir after he took office as Prime Minister,” the President said.
President Jokowi talked about his experience in 2015 when he visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mahathir invited the President to proton car test driving and drove the car with a speed of 180 km / hour.
“It was very fast, but I was not afraid and not worried because the driver was Mr Tun Mahathir. If the driver was not him I think maybe I would be afraid, “President Jokowi said.
Also present during the event were Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Village, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo, Minister of Manpower Hanif Dhakiri and Head of Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Lembong.