Pengantar Bilateral Meeting dengan Presiden Fiji

Senin, 20 Mei 2024
Bali International Convention Center, Nusa Dua, Bali

Presiden Joko Widodo:
Your Excellency, President Katonivere,
Thank you for your presence in The 10th World Water Forum.

As a fellow Pacific nation, Fiji is a brother and important partner for Indonesia in making the Pacific region a region of peace, stability, and prosperity.

We also need to strengthen coperation that is concrete and mutually beneficial. In this regard, I would like to share three points.

First, on development partnership, I hope that Regional Agricultural Training Center in Rakiraki can be utilized to advance research, innovation, and partnership that contribute to food security, so that in the future Fiji can become a hub for development of agriculture in Pacific region.

Second, on peopletopeople cooperation, I’m happy to hear Fiji-Indonesia Friendship Association Forum has been inaugurated last March. I am confident that Your Excellency’s support will further strengthen the ties between the people of our two countries.

Third, on cooperation in the Pacific, Indonesia will continue to voice the aspiration and interest of the Pacific in various forums. Indonesia is also committed to foster cooperation, especially through The MSG and PIF, based on principle of mutual respect, including respect towards sovereignty and territorial integrity.

I appreciate Fiji’s consistency in respecting Indonesia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as its support towards Indonesia’s role in the Pacific.

I seek further support at The MSG Summit in Fiji and The PIF Summit in Tonga in August.

Next, I would like to hear Your Excellency’s view.

Presiden Wiliame Katonivere:
Your Excellency,
Since my arrival on Saturday night, I have received the warmth and hospitality of the Indonesian people, and I know it has set a wonderful platform for a meaningful and productive dialogue on water resources this week.

May I take this opportunity to congratulate you on the successful and exemplary leadership. I have been following Indonesia’s progress in development over the years, and the transformation has been remarkable. And in the form of leadership, we have so much learned from you.

I value the opportunity for this courtesy call with a country that has important time in the relationship of out two countries. We celebrate 50 years of our friendly and enduring bilateral relations this June.

(Bilateral meeting dilanjutkan secara internal)