Indonesia, Netherlands Agree to Cooperate on Women, Peace, Security
Date 10 Maret 2020
The Indonesian Government and the Kingdom of the Netherlands signed two Letters of Intent (LoI) for cooperation on Women, Peace, and Security as well as a renewal of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on diplomatic training which has been going on for 15 years.
“In addition, there are also collaborations on water management and infectious diseases control, including antimicrobial resistance, between Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital and Erasmus University Medical Center,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi stated after accompanying President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo during the state visit of the King and Queen of the Netherlands at the Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java, Tuesday (10/3).
The Minister mentioned that there are also Letters of Intent (LoI) on professional health care programs, climate change including waste management issues, and also a joint statement on transportation cooperation.
Retno also stated that on this visit, the Dutch King also brought along a business delegation consisting of a large number of Dutch businessmen. “Earlier I tried to reconfirm the number, the exact number is more than 100 (that is) 185 and they will hold meetings. While the King is visiting Yogyakarta, the economic team will also have meetings with various counterparts including in Surabaya and so on,” she added.
According to the Foreign Minister, business deals reached during the visit amounted to approximately USD1 billion, including the investment on the development of the Vopak terminal in Tanjung Priok, the development of the Frisian Friesland Campina milk factory, and investment in Shell, in the downstream oil and gas sector.
The Minister also emphasized that the Indonesian and the Netherlands’ private sectors also joined hands together in cooperation.
“So, these are the results of the visit of the King of the Netherlands to Indonesia, which is the first visit after 25 years,” she concluded. (FID/EN)
Translated by: Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Reviewed by: Mia M. Bonaedy