Indonesia, Vietnam Agree to Promote Cooperation
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Friday (01/12) met with President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Võ Văn Thưởng for a bilateral meeting at Vietnam’s Presidential Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam.
According to the President during the press statement after the meeting, the meeting has resulted in cooperation agreement between the two countries, with measures to boost new bilateral trade targets being one of them.
President Jokowi also said he welcomed more investment between the two countries, large companies, and unicorns from Indonesia which have invested significantly in Vietnam.
“I am confident they will be given ease and secure protection and I would like to invite Vietnamese companies to strengthen their investment in Indonesia,” the President said, adding that Indonesia and Vietnam have agreed to strengthen the cooperation on food security in both agriculture and fisheries fields.
“We have come to an agreement to strengthen cooperation in the fields of agriculture and fisheries; thus. the MoU on fisheries cooperation is a great momentum to encourage collaboration and investment in this sector,” he added.
The Head of State also lauded the collaboration on information and communication technology that will advance digital industry and cooperation between the two countries on electric vehicle, battery, and energy transition.
“I welcome the investment commitment of VinFast to build an electric vehicle and battery ecosystem in Indonesia. We also agreed to advance cooperation in the fields of energy transition and digital economy to bring prosperity for the people and the region,” the President stated.
Indonesia and Vietnam, the President added, are also committed to maintaining stability and economic growth of the region through the concrete implementation of ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific and the support to the Lao PDR’s ASEAN Chairmanship. (BPMI OF Presidential Secretariat/AIT) (AY/EP)