Speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea Says Indonesia-South Korea Relations is Very Strategic

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 12 Januari 2017
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President Jokowi receives a courtesy call by nine members of the National Assembly of South Korea at the Merdeka Palace, on Thursday (12/1) morning (Picture: PR/Rahmat)

President Jokowi receives a courtesy call by nine members of the National Assembly of South Korea at the Merdeka Palace, on Thursday (12/1) morning (Picture: PR/Rahmat)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi as well as Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, received a courtesy call by nine members of the National Assembly of South Korea, at the Merdeka Palace, on Thursday (12/1) morning.

The President met them in person and shook their hands one by one. Afterwards, they had a closed meeting at Bilateral Room, Merdeka Palace.

The Speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea Chung Sye-kyun said that this visit is their first overseas visit in 2017. “When I said I would visit Indonesia, the Parliament members who are with me today said that they want to go with me,” Chung said.

According to Chung, Indonesia and South Korea relations is very strategic since it was established in 1973 and it has always been harmonious.

In his view, Indonesia is a strong country, not only in Southeast Asia but also in the world. “The people of Korea really like Indonesia and follow the current situation in this country,” Chung said.

The members of South Korea delegation who attended the meeting were the Speaker of the National Assembly Chung Sye-kyun (Spokeperson), Kim Gwang-lim, Chang Jung-sook, Kim Cheol-min, Shin Dong-kun, Park Joo-hyun, Park Kyung-mee, and Kin Chung-woo. Also attending the meeting was the Ambassador of the Republic of South Korea to Indonesia Choo Tai-young. (FID/ES)(MMB/YM/Naster)

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