JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi will hold several bilateral meetings with her counterparts from the Group of 20 largest economies, or G-20, on the resort island of Bali.
Indonesia, which holds the rotating presidency of the G-20, will host the Foreign Ministers' Meeting from July 7-8 to discuss global recovery efforts under the theme “Building a more peaceful, stable, and prosperous world together.”
Retno met the envoys from the European Union, Senegal, the United Arab Emirates, and Argentina, among others, on the sidelines of the Foreign Ministers' Meeting.
In her meeting with the European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, Retno will discuss food and fertilizer supplies.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, July 7, Indonesia and Senegal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Diplomatic Consultation, which aims to increase bilateral cooperation in various fields between both nations.
Senegalese Foreign Minister Aïssata Tall Sall said that Indonesia was the first G-20 president who invited the participation of the African Union, which is currently chaired by Senegal.
“On bilateral cooperation, the two foreign ministers have signed the MoU on Diplomatic Consultation to increase bilateral cooperation in various fields,” said Retno in a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry on Thursday, July 7.
Potential investment in Indonesia’s new capital city Nusantara
Retno also talked to the United Arab Emirates’ foreign minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, discussing various issues of mutual interest following Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s recent visit to Abu Dhabi on July 1.
“We specifically discussed cooperation on the development of Indonesia’s new capital city and other fields in healthcare, aviation, and mangrove conservation,” Retno said.