Japan-Indonesia Summit Meeting

July 9, 2008

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  1. For about 10 minutes from 19:45 on July 9 (Wed), Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, Prime Minister of Japan, had a summit meeting with Dr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the Republic of Indonesia, in the Windsor Hotel TOYA.  In the meeting, Mr. Fukuda expressed his appreciation for President Yudhoyono’s active statements at the Major Economies Meeting.  President Yudhoyono expressed his appreciation for Japan’s invitation to the G8 summit meeting and applauded its success.
  2. Mr. Fukuda highly evaluated Indonesia’s contribution to the success of the Bali Conference on climate change, which was held last December, and conveyed the message that Japan had decided to provide Indonesia with Climate Change Program Loan of 300 million U.S. dollars as the first case of Climate Change-related ODA loan based on the “Cool Earth Partnership.”  In response, President Yudhoyono said that he sincerely appreciated the yen loan and would use it as effectively as possible.
  3. President Yudhoyono stated that this year, which marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Japan-Indonesia diplomatic relations and is also called Golden Year of Friendship 2008 Japan-Indonesia, the economic partnership agreement between the two countries just came into effect, and expressed his wish to further strengthen bilateral friendly and cooperative relations beyond the economic fields.  In response, Mr. Fukuda expressed his appreciation for President Yudhoyono’s cooperation for the successful Golden Year of Friendship and stated that he wished to continue to cooperate for the enhancement of the friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries.