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UK and Indonesia agree to deepen partnership

Christian Fernsby |
Delegations of the Governments of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Indonesia met in London.

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The Indonesian delegation was led by H.E. Retno LP Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, who was accompanied by H.E. Prof. Muhadjir Effendi, Minister for Education and Culture.

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs led the UK Delegation, accompanied by the Rt. Hon. Mark Field MP, Minister for Asia and the Pacific.

This second Partnership Forum was held on a momentous occasion as both countries celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2019. Indonesia and the UK have a special, broad and deep friendship which is vibrant and expanding, founded in shared values and history.

The Partnership Forum talks covered both bilateral and international relations, including cooperation in the UN Security Council.

They also discussed the potential for a future economic and trading agreement, education as priority area of cooperation, tackling counter terrorism, climate change and increasing intolerance worldwide.

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