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Jakarta Post

Indonesia seeks to strengthen partnerships with Australia, Japan

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 5, 2019   /  06:07 pm
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo attends the 14th East Asia Summit in Bangkok on Monday, on the sidelines of the 35th ASEAN Summit.(Presidential Press Bureau/Rusman)

A day after meeting with several world leaders, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo continued his talks with other key figures on the sidelines of the 35th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok to discuss the development of partnerships. Jokowi met with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in separate bilateral meetings on Monday. In talks with Morrison, Jokowi asserted Indonesia’s commitment to push forward and strengthen the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) – which was projected to boost the volume of two-way trade by 19 percent annually – and said he welcomed the ongoing ratification process of the agreement at the Australian parliament. “The ratification process of IA-CEPA in Indonesia will be done soon,” Jokowi added, according to a press release from the Presidential...