Japan-Indonesia Relations

September 19, 2023
Foreign Minister Kamikawa shakes hand with Indonesian Foreign Minister Ms. Retno
(Photo) Japan-Indonesia Foreign Minister’s Meeting

On September 19, commencing at 4 p.m. local time (September 20, 5 a.m. Japan Time) for approximately 15 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, who is visiting New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly, held a Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with H.E. Ms. Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia. The overview is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Retno congratulated Minister Kamikawa on her appointment as Minister for Foreign Affairs and expressed her intention to work closely with her such as in strengthening bilateral relations. In response, Minister Kamikawa expressed her respect for Indonesia's efforts as the ASEAN Chair and congratulated on the success of the ASEAN-related Summit. Minister Kamikawa also expressed her desire to advance bilateral cooperation as well as to further reinforce coordination in addressing regional and international issues.
  2. The Ministers welcomed that the Japan-Indonesia relations was elevated to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership at the bilateral summit meeting on September 7 and concurred to further develop bilateral relations in a wide range of areas, including infrastructure development and energy cooperation.
  3. The Ministers concurred to continue to work closely together towards the success of the Commemorative Summit for the 50th Year of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation in December this year.
  4. Lastly, the Ministers shared their intention to energetically work on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), and concurred to cooperate with each other.

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