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Jakarta Post

Indonesia, Norway strengthen bilateral cooperation

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Tue, November 9 2010   /  10:14 am

Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and his Norwegian counterpart Jonas Gahr Stoere signed here Monday a declaration to boost bilateral cooperation and to join hand in hand in tackling global problems.

“We have a very close relationship. But what we want to see now is that both countries can work together to help find solutions to global problems,” Marty told a joint press conference after the meeting.

In bilateral cooperation, Norway and Indonesia will focus among others on tackling climate change and energy security, and seeking the possibility of exploring marine resources. “We celebrate our 60th anniversary of relations this year. We will take it to the next level with this declaration,” Stoere told The Jakarta Post in a separate interview Sunday.

Indonesia and Norway signed a US$1 billion climate deal in May requiring Jakarta to impose a two-year moratori...