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RI opens ties with Cook Islands, Niue

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Auckland   /   Sat, July 13 2019   /  02:00 am
Fresh start: Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi and Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna sign an agreement to open diplomatic ties between the two countries on Friday on the sidelines of the Pacific Exposition in Auckland, New Zealand.(JP/Dian Septiari)(JP/Dian Septiari)

Fresh start: Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi and Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna sign an agreement to open diplomatic ties between the two countries on Friday on the sidelines of the Pacific Exposition in Auckland, New Zealand.(JP/Dian Septiari)Indonesia has opened new diplomatic relationships with two South Pacific countries, Cook Islands and Niue, in a move to strengthen ties in the region.Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi signed the joint communiques stating the establishment of the relations with the Cook Islands Prime Minister Henry Puna and Niue Premier Toke Talagi on the sidelines of the Pacific Exposition in Auckland, New Zealand, on Friday.“When we have official relations, it will be easier for us to increase cooperation […] and it will be easier to address [any future] issues that might emerge,” Retno said.According to Retno, Niue was hoping for more cooperation ...