Press Statement of President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo in the Joint Press Statement with Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc after the Bilateral Meeting between Indonesia and Vietnam, 12 October 2018, at Bali Nusa Dua Covention Center, Bali
Unofficial English Translation
Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and I have just had a bilateral meeting.
Precisely a month ago, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and I met in Hanoi. It reflects the high intensity of our bilateral relationship based on the strategic partnership between Indonesia and Vietnam.
In this regard, I would like to underscore several things:
First of all, I’d like to express my gratitude to Prime Minister of Vietnam for the consideration given to Indonesian investors in Vietnam
Second, I appreciate our cooperation to overcome the obstacle encountered in Indonesian automotive export to Vietnam.
Third, I’d also like to inform that the Indonesian entrepreneurs are willing to explore new market opportunities in Vietnam, among others, for pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
Fourth, two days after our meeting in Hanoi, the Exclusive Economic Zone (ZEE) negotiating technical team have had a meeting in order to find a mutually beneficial solution. We have a deal to always encourage the negotiating team in order to intensify and immediately complete the negotiation.
Fifth, I encourage the IUU FISHING cooperation agreement that has been signed in Hanoi. Lastly, we agree to keep contributing in developing the concept of Indo-Pacific cooperation which put forward the centralization of ASEAN.
Now I’d like to invite Your Excellency Nguyen Xuan Phuc to have the floor.
Thank you. (PR, Cabinet secretariat)(YT/AW/YM/Naster)