President Jokowi Pushes for Completion of Indonesia-Vietnam EEZ Negotiations
Date 22 Juni 2019
On the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday (22/6), President Joko Jokowi Widodo met with Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc to encourage the completion of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) boundary negotiations between Indonesia and Viet Nam.
According to the President, the issue of EEZ is always discussed s in every meeting between Indonesia and Vietnam. Thus, the President expressed hope that this issue can be immediately resolved due to its potentials to cause more problems.
“The recent incidents between sea security authorities of the two countries have been some of the examples. For this reason, I hope that Your Majesty can instruct the Vietnam technical team to immediately finalize the EEZ negotiations,” the President said.
President Jokowi also expressed his appreciation for Vietnam’s support in the development of the Indo-Pacific ASEAN Outlook which will be adopted at this summit.
“The Draft of ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific cooperation has been discussed for a long time. With the support of Vietnam, its concept will be adopted at this summit,” he said.
On that occasion, President Jokowi also congratulated Vietnam who will become the UNSC member country of 2020-2021;so in 2020, there will be two ASEAN member countries (Indonesia and Viet Nam) who will become non-permanent members of the UNSC.
Prime Minister of Vietnam also congratulated his Indonesian counterpart for the success of the General Elections held in April this year. (BPMI/EN)
Translated by : Fairuzzamani Inayatillah
Edited by : M. Ersan Pamungkas