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RI, Australia, Timor Leste in bid to unleash regional vitality

  • Yohanna Ririhena

    The Jakarta Post

New York   /   Thu, October 4 2012   /  09:39 am

Indonesia, Australia and Timor Leste are taking further steps toward strengthening and deepening cooperation with a plan to create regional connectivity, particularly linking eastern Indonesia, Timor Leste and Australia’s Northern Territory.

Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said a lot of effort had been put into the trilateral relations between Indonesia, Timor Leste and Australia. However, the three were committed to bringing relations into a new and more fruitful phase with unified links, like connecting dots.

The main target is to develop connectivity in air links, sea links, the environment, telecommunications and education. As a first step, Australia and Indonesia have agreed to revitalize the Darwin-Kupang flight, following the Darwin-Dili route that has been established.

“Once established, the link will be Kupang-Dili-Darwin.,” he said. Marty brushed a...