Thursday, 26 May 2022

Malaysia and Indonesia agree to settle border issues


JAKARTA: Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed to resolve issues pertaining to the delineation of borders of both countries.

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah and his Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi announced the commitment in a joint media conference here.

“We will resolve the issues related to the delineation (sea and land boundaries) and we will expedite them,” he said.

Saifuddin was confident that the close bilateral ties would help in solving any problems between the two countries.

Meanwhile, Retno said Indonesia is committed to enhancing bilateral ties with Malaysia. She said in their bilateral meeting yesterday, they also discussed matters concerning the welfare of Indo­n­esian workers in Malaysia as well as the palm oil industry that was currently under pressure from Europe.

Saifuddin added that Malaysia and Indonesia, which produce 80% of the world’s palm oil, would work together to counter the European attacks and would jointly promote palm oil products.

Earlier, Saifuddin paid a courtesy call on Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, at Bogor Palace.

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