South Korean FM to Visit Indonesia on Sunday

Minister of Foreign Affairs (Foreign Minister) of the Republic of South Korea, Kang Kyung-wha (photo: VOA)

Jakarta, MINA – South Korean Foreign Minister (FM), Kang Kyung-wha will arrive in Indonesia on Sunday, April 4. She will be in Indonesia for two days (April 7-8) and conduct a series of meetings, including meeting with Indonesian FM, Retno L.P. Marsudi.

The Director General of Asia and Pacific, Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Desra Percaya said, the South Korean first woman FM will meet Indonesian FM in the third Join Commission Meeting at Pancasila Building, Indonesia Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jl. Pejambon, Central Jakarta, Monday.

“The meeting aims to follow up on the results of the meeting between the Indonesia President and South Korean President, including during the visit of Indonesian president on 10-11 September last year,” Desra explained in a press statement from the media interview in Jakarta on Friday.

The visit of Indonesian President to Seoul, South Korea has produced 15 agreements and 6 investment commitments with totaling 6.2 billion dollars.

The meeting will also discuss strategic issues in bilateral relations including economic trade and investment cooperation, strategic industry, employment, and protection of Indonesian migrant workers.

“We noted that until February 2019 there were 36,000 Indonesian workers in South Korea out of 42,000 Indonesian citizens who settled there. There is a need to increase protection, “Desra said.

Desra said that the meeting would be an opportunity for the two countries to see the extent which cooperation was implemented after their relationship status was upgraded to a special strategic partnership in November 2017. (L/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)