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Indonesia, Germany vow to step up political, economic cooperation

English.news.cn   2013-02-11 16:16:48            

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa (R) and visiting German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle attend a press conference in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, on Feb. 11, 2013. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle is on a two-day visit to Indonesia. (Xinhua/Agung Kuncahya B.)


JAKARTA, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and his Germany counterpart Guido Westerwelle met on Monday, agreeing to follow up the deals on political and economic cooperation already agreed by top leaders of the countries.

Minister Marty Natalegawa told a joint press conference after his meeting with his counterpart that they agreed to hold a regular dialogue to discuss the ties of the two countries in the future.

"On the meeting, the focus was on how we can follow up the Jakarta declaration," he said.

On July 10 last year, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono agreed to boost bilateral cooperations in politics and economy, as it was stipulated in the Jakarta Declaration.

"Two of us agreed to have a regular strategic dialogue comprehensive partnership," said Natalegawa.

Minister Westerwelle arrived in Yogyakarta on Sunday and is to leave the country on Monday evening.

During his visit, he is accompanied with dozens of German businessmen.

Minister Guido Westerwelle praised the relation of the two countries and vowed to sustain the ties.

"The bilateral relation of our countries have developed in last years in excellent direction," he said.

"Indonesia is a key partner for Germany," said Westerwelle.

Editor: Liu
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