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Indonesia-UK: The case for game-changing partnership

  • Marshiella Pandji

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London   /   Mon, September 2, 2019   /  01:42 pm
Indonesia-UK: The case for game-changing partnership In the spirit of their 70-year diplomatic relationship, Indonesia and the UK should take concrete actions to strengthen their economic partnership and realize their full bilateral potential. (Shutterstock/Aleks Shutter)

The Partnership Forum held between Indonesia and the United Kingdom last June reminds us of the modest bilateral partnership between the two countries.

During the London rendezvous, broad agreements on security, climate change, education and maritime affairs were reached. Also notable was a commitment to deepen ties in economy and infrastructure.

What does this mean for the Indonesia-UK bilateral relationship going forward? How does the current political-economic climate influence the direction of this partnership?

In the spirit of their 70-year diplomatic relationship, Indonesia and the UK should take concrete actions to strengthen their economic partnership and realize their full bilateral potential. Both sides need it, and the political momentum is here.

Despite the apparent match, trade activities between the two countries r...

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