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Indonesia, Vietnam renew calls to finish EEZ negotiations

Indonesia, Vietnam renew calls to finish EEZ negotiations Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh (left) and President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo meet ahead of the ASEAN leaders' summit at the Bogor Presidential Palace in West Java on April 23. (Handout/Lukas/Indonesian Presidential Palace via Reuters)
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Jakarta   ●   Sun, April 25, 2021

Indonesia and Vietnam have renewed calls to finish ongoing negotiations on the delimitation of the maritime boundary between their exclusive economic zones (EEZ) near the South China Sea to provide clarity and avoid incidents in the waters.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo hosted Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at Bogor Palace in West Java on Friday, ahead of the highly anticipated ASEAN leaders meeting on Myanmar over the weekend.

This was the first meeting between the leaders. The Prime Minister assumed office earlier this month.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said President Jokowi stressed the importance of accelerating the EEZ negotiations, which had been ongoing for 11 years. 

“The President suggested that the technical teams from the two countries immediately resume the talks and finish the negotiations,&rdqu...

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