President Jokowi Meets Australian Prime Minister

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 14 November 2018
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President Joko Widodo meets Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Summit, at the Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore, Wednesday (14/11). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat)

President Joko Widodo meets Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Summit, at the Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore, Wednesday (14/11). (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat)

On the sidelines of the 33rd ASEAN Summit, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Wednesday (14/11) at the Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore, held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Australia Scott Morrison.

According to Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, both leaders discussed in depth cooperation between the two countries that have been established a few months ago, one of which on counterterrorism. “During the meeting, Indonesia and Australia discussed the progress of cooperation that has been established since August, including the convening of sub-regional meeting on counterterrorism held in Jakarta on 6 November 2018,” the Minister said after the meeting.

Retno added that President Jokowi and his Australian counterpart also discussed ways to enhance interfaith dialog to encourage better relations between the two countries. In this regard, Indonesia is regarded as a model for harmony in diversity, she said.

“The two leaders discussed interfaith dialog in which Indonesia is viewed as a model for pluralism,” Retno added.

The Minister went on to say that Indonesia once again affirmed the country’s support to bring peace in Palestine – Israel conflict based on two-state solution to its counterpart and added that Indonesia considers that the two-state solution is the best answer to resolve the conflict in a fair way.

In the meantime, Retno said that PM Morrison also reiterated Australia’s support for the concept of Indo-Pacific cooperation, which gives priority to ASEAN centrality. “Indonesia conveys appreciation for Australia’s support for the development of the concept of Indo-Pacific cooperation that prioritizes centrality of ASEAN,” Retno concluded.  (BPMI Setpres/ES)

 

 

Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : M. Ersan Pamungkas

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