Indonesia, Russia agree to promote bilateral cooperation

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Indonesia and Russia agreed to promote bilateral cooperation in a ministerial meeting on Oct. 15 in Moscow, a press statement from the Indonesia's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Indonesia's Foreign Minister Marty M. Natalegawa said that he and his Russian counterpart Sergey V. Lavrov agreed that the 60th diplomatic ties between the two countries should become a momentum to increase ties potential to a higher level.

"We agree a more substantial content in relationship of both countries," Natalegawa said.

He said that the short meeting has agreed to enhance cooperation on terrorism eradication, disaster mitigation and air transportation sector.

The meeting was specially explored cooperation on air transportation by opening a direct route of Indonesia-Russia, including by Indonesia's state run air operator Garuda Indonesia.

"Hopefully, agreement on air transportation could be signed on the side line of the 17th ASEAN Summit and related summits in Vietnam's Hanoi next week,"said Natalegawa.

The press released also said that Russian FM Lavrov has committed to facilitate the opening of Indonesian Consulate General in Russia to facilitate Indonesia's interests of economy and trade in his country.

Source: Xinhua


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