Indonesia-Vietnam Ties Getting Stronger Over the Last 3 Years: President Jokowi
President Joko Jokowi Widodo said that Indonesia and Vietnam have a very close ties for more than 60 years. It is reflected from strategic partnership agreement in 2013. Even, amidst global economic slowdown, according to the President, trade figure of Indonesia-Vietnam over the last three years continues to increase.
This statement was delivered by President Jokowi when receiving the visit of General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguy?n Phú Tr?ng, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (23/8) afternoon. The President believed that this visit will give new spirits for the efforts to enhance the cooperation of the two countries.
Indonesia supports the chairmanship of Vietnam in APEC for the year 2017 and wishes them success in their endeavour to develop inclusive development as well as to bring prosperity in the region, the President said.
General Secretary Nguy?n Phú Tr?ng arrived at the yard of the Merdeka Palace, at 10.30 a.m. Western Indonesia Time and personally welcomed by President Jokowi. After inspecting the troops, they shook hands with Vietnamese delegation and Ministers of Working Cabinet. Afterwards, they led delegations of their countries in a bilateral meeting.
On this occasion, President Jokowi was accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut B. Pandjaitan, Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna Laoly, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, and Minister of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo. (DNA/OJI/DNS/ES) (MMB/YM/Naster)