Jakarta – Indonesian Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi, met with her Timor-Leste counterpart Aurelio Sergio Guterres in Jakarta on Wednesday (31/1). Both sides agreed to speed up finalizing the two neighbouring nations’ border delimitation agreement.
The two ministers also discussed a wide range of issues, including the strengthening of bilateral cooperation in connectivity, infrastructure projects in border areas, technical assistance, as well as education and training sectors.
The two ministers agreed to expand road and bridge constructions in border areas to improve goods and people transportation that would bring positive benefit for those living there.
Air transport cooperation was also discussed in the meeting, where Indonesian and Timor-Leste airlines of TransNusa and Air Timor would serve chartered flights between Dili and Kupang, the capital of Indonesia’s border province of East Nusa Tenggara.
Since 2002, Indonesia and Timor-Leste have worked together to enhance cooperation in economy and investment, trade, health, agriculture, and socio-cultural as well as mutual supports in various international forums.
The latest meeting between the two ministers was the third since the latter was inaugurated as Timor-Leste foreign minister in September last year.