Warsaw, MINA – Polish Foreign Minister (FM) Jacek Czaputowicz stressed that Indonesia is the most important partner of Poland in ASEAN.
He said that when receiving a visit from Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi in Warsaw, Poland on Friday, September 13.
Poland, which has a population of more than 37 million people, is Indonesia’s largest trading partner in the Central European region with bilateral trade value reaching US$ 640 million.
The meeting which took place on Friday-Saturday also discussed the development of the global situation, mainly related to international trade, peace in the Middle East Region, and Indonesia’s ideas about Indo-Pacific.
In addition to a fairly large market with high purchasing power, Poland can become an entry point for Indonesian products such as rubber, coffee, electronic components, pharmaceutical products, food, and beverage to other European regions.
In particular, Retno asked for Polish to support the idea of establishing Indonesia-Visegrad Forum, namely Indonesia’s partnership with four countries in Central Europe (Poland, Hungary, Czech, and Poland).
As a result of the meeting, the two Foreign Ministers agreed to strengthen mutually beneficial relations between the two countries, especially in entering the 65th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2020.
During her visit, Retno also had the opportunity to give a public lecture before academics from the Polish Institute of International Affairs on the concept of cooperation in the ASEAN Outlook on Indo-Pacific and bilateral relations between Indonesia and Poland. (T/Sj)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)