Jakarta, 15 November 2021 (TDI): New Zealand will work closely with Indonesia on shared goals within the region. The development came while New Zealand’s Foreign Minister, Nanaia Mahuta is in Jakarta, Indonesia, today. She will meet her counterpart Menteri Luar Neģeri during the visit.
In a tweet, Nanaia Mahuta announced the meeting between the Foreign Ministers of two countries.
E Te Kōkō Tangiwai—Great to speak with 🇮🇩 FM @Menlu_RI. 🇳🇿 values our comprehensive partnership and ongoing cooperation across a range of issues including COVID-19 response and recovery and APEC. We look forward to working with you on our shared goals for the region. 📸:@Kemlu_RI pic.twitter.com/wAGTbUSVQS
— Nanaia Mahuta (@NanaiaMahuta) November 15, 2021
She discussed several issues in the region with the Indonesian Foreign Minister. During the meeting, the two discussed cooperation in multiple sectors including Covid-19.
Minister Mahuta noted that New Zealand values the comprehensive partnership between the two South Pacific countries. She also included COVID-19 response and recovery and APEC in the discussion.
Foreign Minister in Jakarta
Earlier today, the Indonesian Foreign Minister, Menteri Luar Neģeri herself hosted a reception at arrival of New Zealand’s Foreign Minister.
Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting
Later in the day, the Foreign Ministers of New Zealand and Indonesia co-chaired the 10th Joint Ministerial Commission Meeting in Jakarta. While in the meeting, the two sides expressed views on strengthening cooperation in Indo-Pacific. They also discussed enhancing collaboration in renewable energy and health sectors.