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RI, France agree on ‘unlimited’ strategic partnership

From the Jakarta Post

Indonesia and France have agreed to step up their bilateral relationship through a planned launch of what leaders of the two countries called an “unlimited strategic partnership”.

President Susilo Bambang Yu-dhoyono met with French counterpart Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday to discuss the issue, upon which they agreed on enacting the partnership starting next year when Indonesia and France were to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the two countries’ bilateral relationship.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told reporters after the meeting between the two presidents at Elysee Palace in Paris that Yudhoyono had invited the French president to visit Indonesia to co-launch the strategic partnership.

“There is willingness between the two countries to begin a strategic partnership. France has firmly stated that Indonesia has gained more influence globally, and wants a without-limit strategic partnership [with Indonesia],” said Marty.

“The planned visit of President Sarkozy to Indonesia in 2010 will be a good opportunity to formalize the strategic partnership.”

With the unlimited partnership, Marty said, there would be huge potential for cooperation between the two countries across a range of fields, including social, cultural, education and engineering.


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