THE THIRD JOINT CONSULTATION FORUM
BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA AND THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA,
YOGYAKARTA, 27-29 SEPTEMBER 2005
The Third Meeting of Indonesia-India Joint Consultative Forum was held in Yogyakarta on 27-29 September 2005. The delegates of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia was chaired by the Director General for Asian, African and Pacific Affairs, H.E. Ambassador Herijanto Soeprapto and the delegates of the Government of India was headed by the Secretary (East) for the Ministry of External Affairs of India, H.E. Ambassador Rajiv Sikri.
The Meeting was conducted in a friendly and cordial atmosphere. Indonesia and India agreed to further developed the bilateral relations and emphasizing on political relation between the two countries in order to strengthen the cooperation among the Asian countries.
Both delegates agreed that the Yogyakarta Meeting is on the right track considering that India is promoting its Look East Policy while Indonesia is prioritizing its relations with the Asian countries.
The Meeting discussed and exchanged of views in bilateral, regional and international issues of both common interest. In the bilateral relation, the Meeting discussed the plan of the state visit of the President of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E. Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to India in November 2005, and defence and security cooperation.
The Meeting expressed support for various program of activities for the New Asian African Strategic Partnership (NAASP) Plan of Action as the result of the Asia Africa Summit, April 2005. The Meeting also discussed ways to follow up cooperation in the ASEAN-India Relations, East Asia Summit, the UN Reforms, cooperation on combating international terrorism, Tsunami Aftermath, final solution of the Free Aceh Movement, issue of Papua, India and Pakistan relations, Iran Nuclear Issue, the establishment of the Commission of Truth and Friendship, and the participation of the international monitoring agencies including Indonesia on the Afghanistan parliamentary election.
During his visit to Indonesia, H.E. Rajiv Sikri, the Secretary (East) for the Ministry of External Affairs of the Republic of India will pay courtesy calls to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia on 30 September 2005.
Jakarta, 28 September 2005