INDONESIAN FOREIGN MINISTER AND FOREIGN MINISTER RUI MACHETE OF PORTUGAL AGREED FOR MORE CONCRETE COOPERATIONS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Marty Natalegawa and his Portuegese counterpart, Foreign Minister Rui Machete shared the view that Indonesia and Portugal would promote more concrete bilateral cooperations. The two ministers emphasized the importance of immediately implementing bilateral agreements on economic cooperation and cultural cooperation signed during the visit of H.E. President Anibal Cavaco Silva of Portugal to Indonesia in May 2012.

 

“Bilateral trade figures between the two countries in the period of January – Oktober 2013 show positive progress, compared to bilateral trade figures in the same period in 2012. Despite the positive trend, there remain ample of rooms and untapped potentials to explore further to double up bilateral trade values of the two countries”, said Minister Marty Natalegawa.

 

Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa held a bilateral meeting with Portugese Foreign Minister, Rui Machete, on 27 January 2014 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Portugal. This meeting is a follow up to two ministers’ meeting at the sidelines of the 68th UNGA meeting in New York last year, to discuss more concrete programs for bilateral cooperations. Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa was on official visit to Lisbon, Portugal on 26 – 27 January 2014.

 

Besides discussing bilateral relations, the two ministers also shared their views on regional and global issues of common interest, such as the current development of ASEAN and in the Southeast and East Asian regions.

 

Foreign Minister Natalegawa also infomed Foreign Minister Rui Machete that Indonesia will host  the 6th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilization in Bali, 28 – 29 August 2014, and looks forward to working together to make the Forum success in further deepen understanding among the stakeholders in inter-cultural and inter-region dialogues from all over the world.