Dutch Foreign Minister to Visit Indonesia on July 2-4


Jakarta, MINA — Dutch Foreign Minister Stephanus Abraham Blok is scheduled to visit Indonesia on July 2-4 to hold a bilateral meeting with his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi.

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Arrmanatha Nasir noted during a press briefing here on Thursday that Foreign Minister Marsudi is expected to received Blok at the Pancasila Building on Tuesday (July 3).

It will be Blok`s first bilateral visit to Indonesia after assuming the post of foreign minister in March 2018.

Director of Europe I Dino Kusnadi revealed that since Indonesia and the Netherlands have established a comprehensive and strategic partnership, the bilateral meeting will be aimed at evaluating their partnership agreement.

“In the last eight or nine years, diplomatic relations between Indonesia and the Netherlands have been dynamic. We have enjoyed robust relations, and they continue to develop,” Kusnadi pointed out.

Marsudi and Blok will also discuss matters related to various fields, such as economy, foreign policy, security, deradicalization and extremism, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and drug trafficking.

Marsudi and Blok will also have the opportunity to exchange views on regional and global issues that are of common interest to both countries, such as recent developments in the Rohingya crisis, Syria, and Indonesia`s participation in the UN Security Council. //RS5/RS1)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

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