Indonesia, New Zealand to hold 3rd joint ministerial commission

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Indonesia and New Zealand will hold the 3rd joint ministerial commission (JMC) in Jakarta on Oct. 18-19, a press statement said here on Saturday.

The third JMC will jointly chaired by Indonesia's Foreign Minister Marty M. Natalegawa and his New Zealand counterpart Murray McCully.

Bilateral issues that would be raised in the JMC include cooperation in politic and security, trade, investment and economy, development, technique and people-to-people links.

Both ministers will also exchange views on regional and international issues that become both countries' attention.

Before the JMC, both minister will hold a face-to-face meeting.

FM McCully is also scheduled to meet Secretary General of ASEAN Surin Pitsuwan, Indonesia's Coordinating Economy Minister Hatta Rajasa and former Indonesia's FM Hassan N. Wirajuda. The JMC is a bilateral ministerial forum of both countries that was established to facilitate cooperation in various fields. The last JMC was held on Aug. 10, 2009 in Wellington, New Zealand.

Indonesia and New Zealand is entering the 52nd diplomatic relation in 2010.

Source: Xinhua


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