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RI’s priority programs help South Pacific

  • Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 4 2018   /  02:32 am
Blessed meeting: Leaders shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas during the opening ceremony of the Pacific Islands Forum in Yaren on Monday. (AFP/ Mike Leyral)(AFP/ Mike Leyral)

Blessed meeting: Leaders shield themselves from the rain with umbrellas during the opening ceremony of the Pacific Islands Forum in Yaren on Monday. (AFP/ Mike Leyral)Indonesia’s priority programs to accelerate development in its eastern region will also have a positive impact on development in the South Pacific region, a top diplomat says.

The Foreign Ministry’s Asia-Pacific and African affairs director general, Desra Percaya, said Indonesia was not only part of Asia but also “an inseparable part of the Pacific region”.

“We have to remember that we are not only a part of Asia. We share oceans with the Pacific,” he said in a press statement on Monday.

Desra leads the Indonesian delegation at the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Summit, which opened on Monday in Nauru and runs until Thursday.

Taking the theme “Building a Strong Pacific: Our People, Our...