The State Visit of the President of the Federated States of Micronesia to Indonesia
2018-07-19 15:55:19 来源:印尼外交部 作者: 【 】 浏览:17次 评论:0

According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Indonesia report on July 18th :President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has received the state visit from the President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), H.E. Peter M. Christian at Bogor Palace. Indonesia and FSM have established bilateral relations since 1991, and this visit is the second state visit from the President of FSM since 1995. (18/7)

Although the capital cities, Jakarta and Palikir, geographically are about 5.800 km, but both Indonesia and FSM actually have many similarities as archipelagic countries located in the Pacific Ocean Region. Beside the background and culture similarities. about 11 million Indonesians are Melanesians. Even people in North Sulawesi in are of Polynesian descent.

President Joko Widodo hopes that the partnership between Indonesia and FSM could encourage active role of both countries in strengthening regional security, supporting economic growth and sustainable development.

"In the bilateral context, I am pleased with the progress of the cooperation between Indonesia and the Federated States of Micronesia" said President Joko Widodo.

During the meeting, the two Presidents agreed to enhance maritime, economic, socio-cultural, people-to-people contact and connectivity cooperation. The two Heads of State also agreed to establish regular consultation forums to discuss concrete cooperation between the two countries.

As archipelagic countries, the two countries agreed to increase maritime cooperation and increased connectivity. Indonesia offers N-219 aircraft that is currently being developed by PT. DI to improve inter island connectivity.

Furthermore. President invites more Micronesians to participate in the Indonesian Art and Culture Scholarship (BSBI), and capacity building cooperation in various fields including training in fisheries, agriculture, tourism and SME empowerment. In the of field of economy. President of the Republic of Indonesia also invites the businessmen from FSM to the Trade Expo Indonesia in October 2018.

In addition to bilateral issues, the two Heads of State agreed to make the Pacific Islands Forum as vehicle to promote the cooperation of the Pacific countries to achieve the welfare of the people and Nations in the Pacific.

After the meeting, the two Presidents have witnessed the signing of Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of the Federated States of Micronesia on Exemption of Visa Requirements for Holders of Diplomatic and Service Passports. With this agreement, it is hoped that it could further strengthen cooperation and increase mutual visits between officials of both countries.

President Christian is scheduled to visit PT. DI in Bandung and Ambon. President Peter M. While in Ambon, President of Micronesia will give a public lecture at the University of Pattimura, visit Nusantara Fishing Port and Marine Aquaculture Center of Ambon.

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