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.

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.