Indonesia, ROK to Continue Legislative Cooperation until 2024
Indonesia and the Republic of Korea have renewed commitment to continue legislative cooperation until 2024.
This was marked by the holding of a Joint Seminar between Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia and Ministry of Government Legislation (MOLEG) of the Republic of Korea as well as the signing of the Plan of Action for the Implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry of Government Legislation of the Republic of Korea for the Period of 2022-2024, on Wednesday (11/02), at 63 Convention Center, Yeoui-do, Seoul, South Korea.
Director-General of the Bureau of Cooperation and Coordination of MOLEG, Choe Young-chan started the event by greeting the Indonesian delegation. He expressed his hope that the cooperation between the Republic of Korea and Indonesia can be further enhanced.
“I am delighted to meet the Deputy for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, as well as officials from the Cabinet Secretariat, today. I’d like to welcome everyone to South Korea on this beautiful autumn day,” said Young-chan.
Purnomo Sucipto, the leader of the Indonesian delegation, also expressed his gratitude for the warm greetings. In addition, he expressed his condolences for the recent Itaewon tragedy happening in South Korea.
“On behalf of the Indonesian delegation and on my own behalf, I would like to express my deepest condolences for the incident. My heart and thoughts go out to the victims’ families and those who are still being treated at the hospital. Hopefully, this kind of incident will not happen again,” Purnomo said.
Later, each party delivered presentation materials during the Joint Seminar session, which was concluded with a discussion.
The MOLEG party presented Professor Kim Nam-cheol from Yonsei University and Lee Min-ho from the Korea Institute for Public Administration (KIPA). Meanwhile, the responders from Indonesia were Theodorus Djoko Rahwidiharto, Erick Mario, Fauziana Nurul Aini, and Oto Hidayat.
Furthermore, the Cabinet Secretariat introduced Deputy for Economic Affairs, Satya Bhakti Parikesit and Assistant Deputy for International Relations, Johar Arifin. Also speaking as the Expert Staff for Priority Investment Sector Development, Ministry of Investment/Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), Aries Indanarto.
Meanwhile, the responders from the Republic of Korea were the Director General of Department of Southeast Asia, Korea International Cooperation (KOICA), Moon Sang-won; Deputy Director of Public Business Division, Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kim Sung-hoon; and Manager of Overseas Business Information Department, Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), Joo Sung-hyun. In general, the respondents from South Korea are optimistic that the two countries’ legislative cooperation will contribute to the improvement of both countries’ economies.
The Signing of Plan of Action
Deputy for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs, Purnomo Sucipto and Director General of the Bureau of Cooperation and Coordination of MOLEG, Choe Young-chan signed the Plan of Action for the Implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation between the Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry of Government Legislation of the Republic of Korea for the Period of 2022-2024.
In accordance with this Plan of Action, Cabinet Secretariat and MOLEG will continue their legislative cooperation through three major programs. First, the process of formulating ministerial/heads of institution regulations, as well as the legislative trends; second, the development of human resource capabilities; and third, the strengthening of information systems for ministerial/heads of institution regulations. (Deputy for Political, Legal and Security Affairs of Cabinet Secretariat/UN)(YC/AW/MUR)