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Indonesia, Costa Rica sign bilateral cooperation deal in various sectors

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Indonesia and Costa Rica will strengthen bilateral cooperation in various sectors following the signing of a framework cooperation agreement between the two countries, a Foreign Ministry official has said.

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The acting head of the economic, finance and banking sub-directorate at the Foreign Ministry’s Central and East Europe directorate, Enjay Diana, said on Sunday that the agreement recently signed by Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi and Costa Rican Foreign Minister Manuel Gonzalez Sanz in San Jose was an important milestone in the cooperation between the countries.

Enjay said that among the subjects of cooperation recently discussed by the two foreign ministers were cooperation in the field of renewable energy, especially geothermal energy; disaster mitigation; transnational organized crime elimination and mandatory consular notification.

“Indonesia is a country with a largest geothermal energy potential in the world. Meanwhile, more than 90 percent of energy needs in Costa Rice are covered with renewable energy, including geothermal energy,” said Enjay as quoted by Antara.

As both countries were prone to natural disasters, he further said, Indonesia and Costa Rica would strengthen cooperation between Indonesian and Costa Rican agencies responsible for handling disaster mitigation efforts.

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