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Jakarta Post

New Zealand highlights education in relations with RI

  • Ida Indawati Khouw

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 16 2013   /  01:49 pm

New Zealand has placed a new emphasis on education in its bilateral ties with Indonesia by expanding cooperations between universities, offering more scholarships and holding education fairs this week, a diplomat said.

New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia and ASEAN, David Taylor, said on Thursday that education was an area “where we can work together very effectively. We can offer educational services and help [Indonesia] with educational capacity building”.

Taylor said that increased cooperation was reflected in the establishment of the bilateral Education Joint Working Group last year, through which the two governments exchanged best practice on education policy, followed by the visit of a 60-member education delegation together with Prime Minister John Key to Indonesia in April 2012 and Minister of Tertiary Education Hon Steven Joyce three months later.